ARC 592 TUT- Special Topics: On Objects

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Course No.: 10434

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2014 Fall

Location: Acheson Annex – 02

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 12:40

Faculty: Rafailidis

The course focuses on the relationship between physical objects and us. This relationship is often reduced to how objects can be used or to how they look. The course will broaden the range of relationships between us and the physical environment through a series of case studies and adjacent texts. The Seminar is structured around 8 physical case studies and 8 theoretical lenses. The common denominator of these is a carefully articulated and specific proposal of how the material world could relate to us. These are meant as offerings for the students own explorations. The course encourages students to formulate their own tentative interests in the material world. Classes are organized around in-depth class discussion. The course requires an in-depth reading of the texts and intense analysis of the case studies. Students are expected to proactively and independently address gaps in architectural theory.