By Melanie Titanic-Schefft
The campus and local community enjoyed seeing views of Europe and Turkey – as seen through the eyes of students in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) – during a two-day open house Dec. 7-8 in the storefront along Calhoun Street near campus.
The students, with Hank Hildebrandt, professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design, displayed their photos, sketches and video. The students were on hand to discuss their work from travelling abroad during fall term.
As part of UC’s experiential learning initiative, Hildebrandt led his fourth-year architecture and design students on a cross-cultural exposure of east and west during eight weeks of fall term. This is Hildebrandt’s 16th student trip abroad since becoming a professor in the 1970s.
Using the streets as their studio, Hildebrandt’s students sketched what they saw while experiencing up-close and personal –– a study through France, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey, opening their eyes to new cultures and the world of architecture and design beyond the western perspective.