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Course Detail

Term Fall 2017
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Urbanism After Mass Media
Description This seminar will probe various ways of conceptualizing relationships between urbanism and mass media. Our work will spring from an assertion that both the material environments of urbanity and our often- ephemeral media environments constitute means though which common experience might be framed and public life catalyzed. Building upon this assertion, we will discuss ways in which urbanity and media might be considered mutually formative, effacing, or intricately intertwined. Weekly discussion topics will comprise an incomplete chronology of episodes in which relationships between forms of media and urbanism are vivid, beginning with the simultaneous emergence of the metropolis and cinema in the late 19th century and bridging to simultaneous phenomena in contemporary urban culture and interactive media. Throughout this arc, we will pay particular attention to way in which media can be understood to affect aesthetic categories that are prevalent within our discipline, like form, space and material effect. The course is structured around weekly readings, complemented by lectures, case studies or screenings.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Friday 9:00am-12:00pm 2222 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty McLain Clutter
Syllabus not available