Architecture as Media: Communication Through the Built Environment
This class reads architecture & the built environment through the lenses of media, communication, & culture. The course takes seriously the proposition that spaces communicate meaningfully & that learning to read spatial productions leads to better understanding how material & technological designs are in sustained conversation with the social, over time. Through analyses of a range of space - from Gothic cathedrals to suburban shopping malls to homes, factories, skyscrapers & digital cities - students will acquire a vocabulary for relating representations & practices, symbols & structures, & for identifying the ideological & aesthetic positions that produce settings for everyday life.
- Old Course Number: E59.1030