A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself. It shouldn’t be concealed as part of a fairly different whole.
—Donald Clarence Judd (1928–94)
The collaboration between the Judd Foundation (Marfa, Texas) and the course is to further investigate, critically examine, and apply both theoretical study and practical design-research into the highly debated idea of “delegated fabrication,” within the context of design-fabrication, in the field of architectural design. It has been widely publicized that most of Judd’s work from 1964 onwards was delegated rather than fabricated by the artist himself. Rather than constructing his work personally, Judd had it industrially fabricated—a practice criticized at the time but emulated today by many contemporary artists.