Danniely Staback Rodriguez
Danniely Staback Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican designer, academic and architect licensed in Massachusetts. Her research centers on the critical embrace of fabrication and design technologies as vehicles for both cultural awareness and creative expansion of the modern and the vernacular. Her teaching seeks to problematize the consequences of the built object and its transcendence in our social interactions as it folds in production chains, exchanges of value and the promise of our collective fulfillment.
Staback obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico. She was admitted to MIT for a MArch degree as a graduate fellow and later became a teaching fellow. She has accrued a broad range of experience through her work at Muuaaa Design Studio, Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos, Block Research Group, Snøhetta, MIT, UIUC, KVA MATx and currently as a project architect at Studio Enée. She is also part of ResilientSEE-PR and the Voluntariado de Ingenieros y Profesionales de Puerto Rico, and she serves on the advisory board of PRoTECHOS.
Fall 2023 Courses
GRADUATE CORE STUDIO 1: SUBJECTS. TOOLS. PROCESS.
The first of three graduate core studios focus on iterative making and critical discourse to challenge disciplinary conventions and learn how to make self-authored design decisions in service of abstract spatial ideas. The agency of architecture lies in its capacity to be enactive. It is occupied, experienced and materialized; it constructs, organizes and extends relations among the many. Its forms, spatial orders, materials, and systems result from the designed consideration of physical and spatial interdependencies with the practices, habits and aspirations of its subjects. Providing a precise and specific set of tools and armatures, this first of three core studios introduces the art of architecture as a design process and language that activates, mediates and politicizes the built environment and its subjects.
Estimated Cost of Materials: $500.00
Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Enrollment is limited to Graduate Architecture Students.
Major Requirement | MArch (2yr) and (3yr): Architecture