A Core Lab: Topics in 3D offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be, for example, focused simply on one specific techniques or materials such as Casting the Body, Architectural Space, or can allow for hybrid practices or context-driven strategies such as Site Specificity and The Ready-Made or Interactive Spatial Arrangement. It can also take on more expansive themes such as Larger then Life: Space beyond the Body, Monuments: Sites of Collective Memory or Traditional Weaving Techniques and Identity. The topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth, through research-based studio work. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of students studio practice.