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ARCH 509 – Radical Vernacular


This seminar is located at the intersection of architecture, gender studies, material culture,heritage preservation,  linguistics, and sustainability. Each of these disciplines appropriates the notion of vernacular in divergent ways — as a retrogressive style, as domestic labor, as resistance to mass-production, as environmentally-aware acts of dwelling, as culture-specific markers of belonging, as indigenous know-how, etc. Through readings, discussions, creative projects and self-defined research, we will sift through many of the contradictory narratives and theoretical paradoxes raised by the study of forms (linguistic, architectural, narrative, economic) that resist mass-reproduction within a globalized world.


Mon 8:30-11:30am  2213 A&AB


Mireille Roddier


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning