Sharon Haar

    Email Address: haar@uic.edu
    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: School of Architecture
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 3100 AA M/C Phone: 3129963335
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Social Entrepreneurial Networks in Architecture:
    My current research traces the transformation of alternative design practice in architecture, from its beginnings the 1960s as a form of service and activism to more recent social entrepreneurial activities. I am exploring the shift toward new models of social engagement made possible by global social and cultural movements that are linked through new networking technologies with a particular emphasis on how these changes are building upon, replacing, or transforming the work of more traditional community-based practices.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6, negotiable

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Third or Fourth Year Student;
    Strong Research and Graphic Skills;
    Ability to read architectural drawings;
    Preference to Architecture, Graphic Design, Art History, Planning, and Communications students in that order.

    Looking for student for 2012-2013.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    To be arranged based on student interest and ability. Weekly workload to be balanced with the student's other coursework, particularly around midterm and finals. The student will assist in the development of diagrams, maps, and charts for upcoming lectures and publications.The student will assist in library, archive, and internet research.

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