Alexander Eisenschmidt

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Architecture
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: School of Architecture (MC 030) Phone: 312-996-3335
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Relationship between city and architecture (from the metropolis to the contemporary global city); dynamism between architectural space and the networks and infrastructures of the city; urban interiors within the metropolis; productive rethinking of the modern city as a springboard for architectural speculation

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 4

    Qualifications of a Student:
    3rd or 4th year student in architecture, urban design, or graphic design

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will be assigned to one of three projects: a publishing project on the famous Mexican architect Felix Candela (after an exhibition on the topic was curated by Eisenschmidt in 2018), an exhibition project on the topic of "Urban Spielraum," and a research project on the topic of an "Architectural Urbanism." Depending on the student's interest, they will help with research in the library, analyzing drawings, transcribing interviews, drawing urban plans, and/or diagramming architectural/urban scenarios.

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