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Jose Sanchez

+ Calendar 1899-12-30 12:30:00 1899-12-30 13:30:00 America/Detroit Jose Sanchez Jose Sanchez
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Shane Weishuhn

Jose Sanchez

Entangled Simulations

CoAD welcomes Jose Sanchez as a Fall 2022 semester Lunch and Learn lecturer. Jose will discuss the tensions and affordances of compounding narrative structures to simulation software. Operating within a video game environment, real-time simulations of resources management are confronted to narrative distortions, that invite the player, an entangled actor in the simulation, to consider the payoff matrix that involves human and local values.

This lecture is free for all and will be presented on campus-only.  A light lunch will be served. Please register in order for us to provide the correct amount of food.

About Jose

Jose Sanchez is an Architect, Game Designer, and Theorist based in Detroit, Michigan. He is the director of the Plethora Project (www.plethora-project.com ), a research studio investing in the future of the propagation of architectural design knowledge. He is the creator of the video games Block’hood and Common’hood, digital social platforms that aid the authoring of architectural and ecological thinking to non-expert audiences. He is the author of the book “Architecture for the Commons: Participatory Systems in the Age of Platforms” published by Routledge in 2020 and the co-creator of Bloom, a crowdsourced interactive installation which was the winner of the Wonder Series hosted by the City of London for the 2012 Olympics. He has taught in renowned institutions in the United States and in Europe, including the Architectural Association in London, The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, at the University of Southern California. He is currently at the University of Michigan, where he is an Associate Professor at the Taubman College School of Architecture. His research “Architecture for the Commons” designs and interrogates social media platforms as tools with the potential to author architectural content in the public domain.


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