ARC 594

ARC 594– Spatial Justice

Course Details

Course No.: 10326

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 328

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 11:00AM - 1:40PM

Faculty: Steiner

Faculty: Steiner


This 3-credit seminar will explore the ethical positions that are manifest in the design and use of

the built environment. We will begin with the questions that preoccupied moral philosophers in

modern times and then explore how architects, critics, and researchers apply ethical

considerations in the practice of their respective disciplines. The range of positions covered by

this course will be broad, ranging from the social categories of gender, race and class to the

application of technology and environmental justice. Through readings, discussions,

presentations and written exercises, participants will explore the scope of ethical issues raised

through the production and use of space.