A Collaborative Community - Built Environment


  • Samantha Krukowski University of Cincinnati
  • Zeke Leonard Syracuse University


We began thinking about creating a build event that would involve the participation of the conference community and that would result in a structure that evolved over the course of the conference. We also wanted to conflate the verbal/textual with the physical/spatial – to see the act of building as a discussion of ideas, and the manipulation and organization of materials as an exchange of opinions. This paper is a document of the conception, installation and completion of a temporary, collaborative and improvised structure that was constructed in the 4th floor atrium of the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati from February 27-March 3, 2018.