Transect: Bangkok, Summer 2023
This summer, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to take a 3-credit elective course called Transect: Bangkok. Taught by Jonathan Stitelman, Senior Lecturer in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, students will work between embodied experience (field work) and abstract representations of the city (mapping). They will grapple with the cultural and environmental implications of climate change. While in the field, students will divide their time between direct observation, urban documentation, lectures from designers working to adapt and transform infrastructure, and recuperate natural systems, to increase the city’s resilience and enrich the public realm. We will be joined by Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the Pulitzer Artist in Residence. Read the full course brief here.
This course will count as a Sam Fox Elective.
Students will travel to Bangkok, Thailand June 10 – July 17, 2023. Tuition is $4,380. Housing and excursions will be arranged through the Sam Fox School and billed to the student’s account. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from Thailand, meals, personal spending. Total estimated cost for the program is $7,500 - $8,000. There is no institutional financial aid available for undergraduate students in the summer, so students will have to pay in full or secure loans.
To apply, students must complete this program application by March 10. Admitted students will be notified by March 15 and a non-refundable deposit will be required by March 21. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to participate, as well as passport valid until at least October 31, 2023. If we do not meet the minimum enrollment for the course, it will not run and deposits will be refunded.