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ARCH 209 – Contested Spaces

Description

This course unpacks spaces of contestation and encourages students to think critically about how specific sites and objects have participated in the construction of class, race, and gender. Building on the histories of art and architecture, the course proposes the category of "space" as an alternative to the geographic, aesthetic, and analytic categories that have shaped the canons of these two disciplines. The readings address the architecture of those excluded from these canons, while problematizing agency and authorship in art and architectural history. Through close attention to the way objects and sites structure social relations and index broader networks of power, economy, and governance, we use a relational approach to world history. 

Meets

Mon, Wed 10:00-11:30am Loc: TBA

Faculty

Ana Maria Leon

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