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Visual Cultures of the Modern and Global City

This course examines visual culture of the city- from the dynamics of visuality in the 19th-century modern cityscape to the mega cities of globalization. It addresses the visual dynamics, infrastructure, architecture, public art and design imaginaries of urban spaces, taking New York City and Paris as primary case studies and including other cities from the 19th century to the present. The course will examine the politics of urban design, the city as a site of division, disaster, memory, and political activism. 

Course #
MCC-UE 1038
Media, Culture, and Communication


Marita Sturken

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication