Theory of Architectural Form

Parsons School of Design: Architecture

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Theory of Architectural Form

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 1931

Credits: 3

Theory of Architectural Form is intended to introduce graduate students in architecture to the key debates and theoretical writings that have influenced the discipline since the 1960’s and to examine theory in its historical context. The class will present theories that emerged as discourses in the ‘West’ after 1966. The course will explore a range of parallel contemporary theoretical topics, ranging from globalization and digital practices to the “new subjects” of history: feminism, post-colonialism, cosmopolitanism and so on. While the class concentrates on writings since 1966 to offer a more complete picture of contemporary theory, a number of earlier texts will be addressed insofar as they are necessary for a more complete discussion of contemporary theory.

Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters Degree in Architecture Majors and Masters Degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree Majors Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Architecture (PGAR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:22am 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020