Travesía Exercise Series. Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Amereida Travesías 1984 a 1988. Viña del Mar: Taller de Investigaciones Gráficas, Escuela de Arquitectura UCV, 1991.
Faculty and students at the School of Valparaíso really think of everything when it comes to the travesías. Considering that for trip each dozens of participants travel for at least two weeks and, until recently, by bus into the wilds of South America they had to plan the journey with considerable attention to detail. One of the most amusing anecdotes I’ve heard is of a professor requesting models from his Object Design students: they created a model of the bus they’d be traveling on as well as models of their backpacks to make sure everything could fit. It did. Among all the calculations, I really appreciate this series of exercises. The visuals are so clear and effective, preparing these young students for the toils of construction. Continue reading
Between 1982 and 1983 the School of Valparaíso mounted three exhibitions celebrating three anniversaries: 30 years since the School’s founding, 10 years of Graphic Design, and 10 years of Object Design. These last two exhibitions were a bit mixed up in my mind and I feel compelled to correct the caption on this plane—it does indeed seem to be landing in the grand central space of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), but the year is 1983 and it is part of the Object Design exhibition. Continue reading