Dear Unit G,
I hope you are all well, and making good progress towards tomorrow’s Narrative:Section Review starting at 1pm sharp in the unit space; please see the attached review list, also posted on the unitgblog.
The plan is EVERYBODY in the first group pins up at 12:30 in the unit space ready to start at 1pm, we will take a brief tea-break halfway through so EVERYBODY in the second group can pin up and the review can continue.
Each of you will have 3mins to present your Narrative:Section project, followed by 10mins discussion (max), which should mean we finish by around 6-6:30pm, and can then retire for a unit drink at The Britannia in Headington to celebrate your hard work, and briefly introduce the first task for the Way:Station project, and issue the project brief. We will again need a (ruthless) timekeeper to help everyone keep on track…
As you all know we are not expecting to see finished and final drawings tomorrow, (so please don’t panic!), but we are hoping to see a section through the Oxford site, a section through the Trondheim site, and some experiments with the composition and graphic techniques of how these drawings could come together as a single final hybrid image that communicates your reading of the two sites. We are also keen to see evidence of the research you have done to develop your drawings and understanding of the two sites.
If you plan to use the big screen tomorrow, please upload your work to the screen before 1pm (no matter when your review is) and check everything is working properly. Please don’t try connecting your laptop as this invariably takes time and goes wrong.
In addition to the verbal feedback, you will need someone to take notes for you, and to complete and return a “Reflection Sheet” by the end of the day, so we can see what you made of the feedback.
EVERYONE should be in the Review all afternoon, from 12noon to fold tables, remove unnecessary chairs, and clear the rubbish; and then to see and learn from each other’s work, to contribute to the discussion, take notes, and support each other throughout the afternoon.
Please don’t turn up just before your presentation and then slink off, as this misses much of the point of the review.
And lastly, DO NOT do an “all-nighter” tonight: you need to be fresh, alert and coherent for the review, to get the most out of the day.
Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow; Good Luck!
Toby (Mike and Justin)