We began with a simple observation. We noticed that we, as architectural learners, repeatedly prove great strength in our abilities to design and communicate our designs to peers. But, this often... More > overshadows and hinders the necessity of observa- tion and experimentation beyond our desks. Without an ability to step outside our own creations through observation and experimentation, our work lacks relevance in the course of hu- man history. To firmly understand where we have been, where we are, and where we are going, we are reaching beyond the boundaries of our studios. We are wielding new instruments. We are seeking new understandings of foreign processes and methodologies. We are learning from those on the frontiers of innovation.
This publication is the compilation of investigations and observations by a small group of contributors. By recording their processes, frustrations, and successes, we hope to inspire others to individually explore and learn from our contributors.< Less
We often use categories to quickly describe and understand each other; these categories carry expectations and limitations. The life of an "architecture student," for example, is expected... More > to revolve around various assigned projects. But, where are the opportunities for reflection and independent exploration? Can a student be defined by more than their assignments? These are questions that drive our team.
In this second semester of existence, we challenged our peers to investigate unique interests beyond assigned projects. The results were refreshing. This is a collection of these investigations by students, and one professor, from UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture. By publishing this record of investigations, we hope to inspire other students to share their hidden interests with the world!< Less
Kollektiv is story of four themes, across four Scandinavian countries, by 24 student Authors. Students from UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture traveled across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland... More > during Summer 2013 analyzing their surroundings through photography and written reflections. Gump Record compiled this massive catalogue of work and paired breathtaking images with relevant and thoughtful reflections. Every student from this study abroad group is represented in the publication with at least one photo or written reflection!< Less
The Forrest Gump Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character... More > Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Forrest Gump.< Less
The Evil sorceress, Mombi, once considered destroyed long ago by the Scarecrow has now returned from the Land of the Dead to create her Evil Emerald Village; a place of refuge from where she now... More > plots her revenge against those responsible for her downfall.
Now it's up to Jack Pumpkinhead, the Gump, Div; a rustic Divining Rod, the Glass Cat and Wheel Barrow, all five of whom had benn brought to Life by the Powder of Life long ago, to work together with the Queen of the Field Mice and Princess Ozma to defeat the Evil plans of Mombi and save the Land of Oz from the clutches of the Evil Emerald Village.
Even Charon, Ferryman of the River Styx gets caught up in the fun and adventure as many old, familiar characters from the wondrous tales told by the Royal Historian of Oz find their way into this madcap story of Good versus Evil in the Land of Oz.< Less
The on-going series "Retail Chronicles" tells the story of the protagonist of the "Adventures In Hot Springs" saga, Jesse Gump, as he gets his first job. However, he quickly... More > learns that this job is not like any regular job.< Less