An Arc for an Archive

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

An Arc for an Archive

Fall 2019

Taught By: Aleksandra Wagner

Section: A

CRN: 7352

Credits: 4

Building on the tradition of The New School Urban Studies, this course takes the art/architecture Archive as its object of inquiry. Grounded in an understanding of Why an Archive?--what is the meaning of a desire to collect, organize and store--we will explore how that is done and by whom. Who pays for the ‘archive fever’ and with what purpose? What do Archives--knots of information and sources of knowledge--allow us to know? We will aim to articulate the connection, an arc, between an Archive that may be accessible through the smart phone and its ordered physicality. As dust turns digital, we return to the archival box, study its context and culturally coded description, and produce our own, analogue, Archive Diaries. The course will be in direct collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture and Judd Foundation, 101 Spring Street. We will also visit our own Archives, MoMA Archives, Architecture Archive of The Cooper Union, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University and one private Archive.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 2:50pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019