Community involvement being the key emphasis of the studio, our studies will look in detail at the necessity of acknowledging and engaging with users and stakeholders of all types in their spaces. The techniques that will be used for this engagement in each individual space will be an important part of the studio.
The process of the studio will be both implicitly and explicitly emphasized as being equally, if not more important than the final design product. The studio entails the study and re-design of public open spaces in order to strengthen the connections of the communities with the public spaces and to revive and re-establish lost connections between the community and the public spaces. The students will familiarize themselves with the site through deep engagement with the community.