SCHAGHTICOKE COLLABORATION WITH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION
Led by Professor Vanessa Keith, ARCHITECTURE STUDIO IV's Spring 2021 semester course "Futurecurrent: Imagining Indigenous Futurisms and Nascent Ecologies" pushes the boundaries of existing paradigms of sustainability to envision new models for life on this planet. After consultation with Sachem Hawk Storm, Studio IV students contemplated various iterations of the proposed Schaghticoke Conservation and Community Center, which could be located at Caskoak.
The moving video links to the students’ In the Eyes of the Animal pieces as well as walk through visualizations of the projects, and their drawings are below the individual project descriptions (click the green arrows):
Studio Brief: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/courses/11388-3227
Ethan and Ben: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/student-work/9877-re-wild
Jo Hee and Jin: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/student-work/9879-above-below
Johane and Champ: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/student-work/9880-weaving-edges
Henderson, Alyna and Kaeli: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/student-work/9881-beneath-our-feet
SAMPLE STUDENT WORKS
The following are some samples of the student projects that feature various conceptual representations of the proposed Schaghticoke Conservation and Community Cultural Center. Links to the full projects including video concept submissions are found above. The students projects not only offered concept art but important additional research highlighting historic and environmental factors that can impact development of the project site at Caskoak in Columbia County, NY.