Precedents in Critical Practice

Provides students the opportunity to develop a map of contemporary architectural practice and discourse. Seminar examines six themes in terms of their recent history: city and global economy, urban plan and map of operations, program and performance, drawing and scripting, image and surface, and utopia and projection. Students study buildings and read relevant texts in order to place recent architectural projects in disciplinary and cultural context. Restricted to year-one MArch students.