Published in Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central Conference Proceedings: Champaign, IL, January 1, 2008.
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The Moveable Feast installation was a two week foundation project in a third year architecture studio entitled Physical Gastronomy. The pragmatic goals for the installation were to present particular material techniques and their associated values of making maximum use of minimal materials. The epistemic goals in developing an installation to host an exquisite meal was to move from an architecture of the object to an architecture of the event. Thus, shifting focus from the installation as a thing to the phenomenal and social experience of the event the installation enables. Presented here is both a sequential, day by day photographic synopsis, and more importantly, the students reflections on the design process. Situated in the current context of digital fabrication, their reflections encourage material play, testing out through full scale, and help to define the place of precision in the design studio.