ARC 404 2 LEC – A597

ARC 404 2 LEC – A597– Things

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Course No.: 13752

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2015 Spring

Location: Crosby – 350

Meeting Day(s): Thursday

Meeting Time: 10:00AM - 12:40PM

Faculty: Rafailidis

Faculty: Rafailidis

This reading seminar investigates distinct theoretical frameworks that address our relationship to the physical world: things. The objective is to broaden the range of theoretical tools and arguments available to students to critically evaluate and contextualize architectural works and also their own studio projects. The course is structured around 10 theoretical lenses, with Bruno Latour’s thinking “on things” taking a center role. The common denominator of the readings is a carefully articulated and distinct proposal about how things in the material world relate to us. The texts are meant as offerings for the students own explorations. Classes are organized around in-depth class discussion. The course requires in-depth readings of the assigned texts and students are expected to proactively and independently address gaps in architectural history and theory