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The Fontainebleau Ecole Des Beaux Art Summer Architecture Program

The École des Beaux-Arts at Fontainebleau, founded in 1923, adopted the same mission as the music conservatory in the spheres of painting, architecture, and sculpture; to offer the best of French architectural education to young, promising architechs. Over time, the program has focused its development exclusively to architecture, taking advantage of its location and the rich history of architectural education in France. Inspired by setting of the Chateau and its magnificent formal gardens, its faculty has included prestigious international names in architecture, including F. Candela, A. Cuny, B. Doshi, Sheila Hicks, L. Kroll, R. Licata, R. Péchére, B. Rasica, Paolo Soleri, J. Soltan, A. Van Eyck, Y. Wohlert, and I. García. Past directors of the school are Jacques Carlu, A. Remondet, P. Devinoy, B. de la Tour d’Auvergne, M. Tournon-Branly, and J.L. Nouvian.

Find out more about the architecture program here:


NS Viral Media Lab

I was a student in the first NS Viral Media Lab course that was created by instructor, Kathleen Sweeney for the Fall 2011 semester. The class created a blog, http://theviralmedialab.org/, which notes, “We are a collective of media producers and message makers exploring the ways viral media generates meaning, transforms culture and inspires social change.” We posted regularly on subjects that related to class discussions or grabbed our attention. The Occupy Wall Street happening unfolded and we agreed to concentrate on it for the rest of the semester and created OWS final projects. The blog content has expanded with contributions from a second class, and the instructor and some students use it as a destination for comments on subjects they tweet about. I check in on the blog regularly and find the subjects and writings to be very interesting. My page of posts from the time I attended the course can be found here, with a sample post here, and a sample video here.