This course examines histories, theories, and politics of architecture in, of, and
from the Africa continent and its global diasporas. It uses a multidisciplinary
approach with a range of conventional and unconventional sources to
re-examine hegemonic (hi)stories of architecture towards extending or
countering them. We will study various examples ranging from relatively
well-documented, celebrated, and monumental examples of architecture to
the more mundane, easily-overlooked, and often-forgotten. Although focused
on Africa, the aspects of the built environment and peoples’ experiences with it
that we explore through this course extend geographically and thematically
around the world.
This course is cross-listed with ARCH 413. Undergraduate students must register under ARCH 313.
Mon, Wed 9:00-10:30am 2222 A&AB