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Samper, Jota (Jose) Assistant Professor

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  • Samper is an architect, planner, and artist he has taught architecture, urban design, and planning. His work at Informal Settlements Research ISR concentrates on sustainable urban growth and dwells at the intersection between urban informality ('slums') and violent urban conflict. The main goal of ISR is to create innovative urban tools to intervene in the informal landscape. His work focusses on how State and Non-State actors use unique warfare strategies in the context of fourth generation wars. Samper work explore how individuals and communities negotiate living in conflict cities to create resilience mechanisms necessary to overcome the very conditions that create the contested space. He argues that such conflict and resilience create a landscape where¬—due to socio-economic, physical and psychological breakdown of hegemonic infrastructures—new architectural, landscape and planning theories get implemented.

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  • Urban design, architecture, planning, informal settlements, urban conflict, mapping, urban growth, study abroad

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Teaching

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  • ENVD 1104 - Introduction to Environmental Design Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
    Explores the forces and conditions that interact to shape the designed environment. It does so through a lecture sequence and parallel set of design exercises introducing students to the theory and practice of environmental design. It develops student understandings of the central role design thinking plays as the unique process used to effect appropriate change in the designed environment. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1102 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 3100 - Environmental Design Studio 3
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility fro shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3122.
  • ENVD 3144 - History and Theory of ENVD: Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides an introduction to the history of urban planning and design practices and processes. Examines the history of city-building using examples drawn from the United States as well as other countries. Emphasis is on developing analytical methods and a critical approach in discussing and evaluating historical and contemporary planning issues, mechanisms and cases.
  • ENVD 5346 - Spec Topics: Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019

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