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Graphen By Rachel Hicks
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The graphic compilation of four projects over the course of the Fall 2011 semester in the Graduate Architecture program at UW-Milwaukee. /1. A Film: The Fall /2. Indexical Mapping: 111 Monroe... More > Street /3. Weather: Transforming Data into Form /4. A Typography< Less
Literacies By Rachel Hicks
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Pre-Thesis document for my Masters Degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The focus is on the design of the new library, intended to improve literacy... More > among a specific community, Latino single mothers. The site of the design, to be made in the fall of 2012, will be in the city of Waukegan Illinois.< Less
GRAPHEN By Rachel Hicks
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A Semester-long study of graphic representation, using four different studies.
Multi-Literacies By Rachel Hicks
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The public library has long served as a repository of free resources for communities; however, the design has always focused on the book. As new technologies quickly develop and books become... More > obsolete, libraries should be designed with a new focus: the user. Historically, literacy is defined in terms of language and reading comprehension. What if there were other types, such as digital literacy or visual literacy, which certain people were naturally skilled at? What if new literacies could be defined every few years? And how can architecture—which is intended to last 50 to 100 years—stay relevant and adaptable to technology that is updated on an almost daily basis, but still serve as a symbolic place for a community? The question becomes: How do architects develop a design process geared to self-guided and interactive community learning, whose value is its ability to adapt to unpredictable change? Will the library of the future be considered a “Library” anymore?< Less

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