Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2014
Class ARCH 603
Class Title truth, techno-science, and the neoliberal economy: lineaments of a modern architecture
Description The aim of this seminar is to think about architecture’s roles in the constitution of a techno-scientific modernism whose declared object was the welfare of human society. Towards that end we will explore the development of notions of objectivity in relation to the fledgling sciences of human society and political economy; the rise and continuation of institutional practices and powers associated with what Michel Foucault has called “governmentality,” or the art of managing populations; and the forms of (il)liberal agency—both human and non-human—that neoliberal capitalist techno-scientific domains sustain or pre-suppose. The goal is to move away from notions of authorship or the autonomy of form as a way to problematize the intentions of architects, towards a concept of architecture (and design more generally) as mediating complex, constantly shifting material systems held together as much through discursive regularities as they are through bricks and mortar.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Monday 1:00-4:00pm 2227 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Will Glover
Syllabus ARCH_603_Glover.pdf