Architecture as Intervention: The Power of Space

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Architecture as Intervention

Fall 2018

Taught By: Margarita Gutman

Section: A

CRN: 7066

Credits: 3

Architecture, a complex product of many different times and cultures, has a powerful impact on people's behaviors, feelings, activities and well being, both as individuals and as a society. Physical space is an important component of social, economic, cultural and political life of societies. Its design and materialization is a strong intervention which can modify for better or worse life of families, neighborhoods, cities and also nations. This course explores architecture as intervention in a selection of contemporary and historic societies, and its impact on culture, politics, environment, urban context, inequality, and economy. It also explores the processes of design and materialization of architecture through selected cases, taken from Europe, Latin America and East Asia. Students will actively explore expressions of architecture in different scales, as a building, a street, a neighborhood, a building complex (such as Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center, Grand Central Station, or the High Line or other), and also learn to understand architecture through representation.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 6:21am 12/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1103

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018