PLVS

4000

Urban Poetics

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Sr Sem: Urban Poetics

Fall 2019

Taught By: Radhika Subramaniam

Section: A

CRN: 7635

Credits: 3

This seminar is an introduction to the theory and practices of sensory urbanism. It is founded on an exploration of the senses as a route to understanding urban spaces and of the premise that the human sensorium is simultaneously physical/bodily, cultural and historical – that is, our sensory understanding is both innate and learned. City spaces produce extraordinary and habitual ways of interaction – seen in embodiment, sensations, perceptions, identity – that in turn produce the ways in which we characterize and imagine the urban – through song, text, image, film and other forms of representation. In this course, we will be concerned with the process of “making and unmaking” of place/space, taking into account the entire spectrum of sensory engagement of our bodies with the environment, through which we ourselves are made into urban inhabitants. We will actively engage in this poiesis – a reflective and creative construction -- through close reading, experiments, performance, listening, walking, and interchange.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

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: 5:36am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019