THE DESCRIPTION OF PLACE
Graduate Seminar

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This seminar focuses on the potential for  visual and narrative description to effect different readings of place that are otherwise obscured and the implications of embodied readings of emplacement. The course is divided equally between theory and making. In addition to discussions surrounding assigned readings from social and cultural theory, students select and study a specific place in the city from which they develop different methodologies for observation and description over the course of the semester. Students have a choice of submitting either a final paper or project which speculates as to what new understandings have emerged and what possible actions could result from the study. Download Syllabus