Year One News Update: August 11

August 11, 2012

News Update: August 11

This news update addresses issues that students have been having with logging into the Forum and general updates for courses and events.

Accessing the Forum

Everyone should have received an email that invites you to the google group INDA Year One. If you have not received this email, check the spam inbox/folder. The images on the right and the steps below should clarify the process:

  1. Find the invitation email that was sent inviting you to the google group. It was sent from “Will (Google Groups)” with a subject heading of “Google Groups Invitation: INDA Year One.” It will look like the sample email (see image series in the right column of this post).
  2. In this email there is a link that is specific to your email address. You need to click on the link in the invitation email in order to accept the invitation. Again, this link is specific to each of you. This link will take you to a confirmation page.
  3. Once on the confirmation page, click the link to “visit the group’s home page.”
  4. Now you must sign in to view the page. In order to do this you will need a google account. If you already have a google account, then you can sign in directly with your google user name and password.
  5. If you don’t have a google account, then you will need to create one. This does not mean that you will have to set up an entirely new email account. You just need to make a google account. Click “sign up” and fill out the form. There are a few tutorials online to walk you through the process if you get stuck. A slideshow here, and a youtube walkthrough here. Now you have a google account, and can log into the INDA Year One Forum.
  6. I have also created a short video walkthrough that takes — step by step — through a setup process of the INDA Year One Forum, for someone that does not yet have a google account.

Design Studio

For design studio on Wednesday, August 15th, please bring all of your process work as well as the light source and an electrical extension cord so that you can demonstrate the shadow/performance of your wire-form in the “site.”

Book for Academic Writing (English)

Each of you need to purchase the textbook for your English course: Academic Writing for Architecture 5505111. The book is available at the copy shop at the Faculty of Architecture. The cost is 73 THB. You must have this book for class on Thursday (August 16).

Assemblies & Events

There are three upcoming events that you will need to mark in your calendar. There have been some changes in regards to the rooms for these events from previous announcements – all changes and updates are listed here. We are currently working on creating a calendar that you can subscribe to in order to receive updates.

  1. Year One Parent Question & Answer Session: Parents or guardians of INDA year one students are invited to attend a Q&A session.
    Where: Room 219 (Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University.
    When: August 17, 2012 15:00 – 17:00.
    What: Meeting for parents or guardians of INDA year one students to learn about INDA and the first year program and to hold a question and answer session with the program director.
  2. INDA All Year Assembly: Part One: Presentation of Design Experimentation Projects and Workshops (All students are requested to attend the presentations)
    Where: Room 219
    When: August 17, 2012 17:00 – 19:00
    What: The following projects will be presented:
    AA Workshop
    Chu Hai Workshop (Hong Kong)
    ETH Workshop (Zurich)
    Psychogeographies: Design Build Project (New York)
    Meiji Workshop (Bangkok)
    The (un)anticipated Future (Mapping the Post-Flood Landscape of Bangkok, Superskywalk, Architectural Apparatus, The shape of things to pass)
  3. INDA All Year Assembly: Part Two: Presentation of Design Build and Design Build for Communities Projects (All students are requested to attend the presentations)
    Where: Room 329
    When: August 24, 2012 17:00 – 19:00
    What: The following projects will be presented:
    Community Centre (Thonglor)
    FloES (Bangkok)
    Ferragamo Window Display (Central Chidlom)
    School Library (Chonburi)
    Community Library (Konkaen)
    School Library (Sra-Gaew)
    Street Vendor (Bangkok)
    Science Lab (Sukhothai)