MASTERS COURSES CONSULTANCY
University of the Andes
Juan Manuel González
Melissa Ferro, Camilo Rodríguez, Valentina Sierra (Research and creation assistants) & Daniel Rojas (Monitor).
I start as a Research & Creation Assistant and three of my main task are:
1. Design a tool that helps the Architecture Department to create a new Housing Master Program.
2. Analize existing master's programs, conduct user research and support the director in the tool prototyping.
3. Develop and create tools, products and keynotes.
STAGE ONE (01)
We built an analysis framework under a matrix with thirty concepts based on themes and speeches from different master programs related to housing. All framed under three (03) levels and four (04) quadrants.
The conceptual basis of approximation.
Formal participation dynamics.
Alternative intervention techniques.
Influence housing from the material city.
Prioritize culture, knowledge and skills.
Housing intervention based on traditional and consolidated methods.
Identification and evolution of housing knowledge.
STAGE TWO (02)
We built Narrative Arches that reveal the personal housing journey of five (05) young architects, five (05) young people from other careers with housing affinities and five (05) experts in housing issues. This to identify intrinsic factors such as lessons, motivations and desires and extrinsic factors such as social surroundings, environments, and characters that define significant concepts concerning the analysis framework of stage 01.
STAGE THREE (03)
We create a workshop to inquire about the concepts that the participants consider relevant to their work, the future of housing and the well-being of Colombia. To show the results of the three stages, we create a series of thirty (30) Narrative Units with the outcomes obtained and the level of importance of the concept for universities, the life trajectories of the personas and their discourse.