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ARCH-753 H/T 3: Materiality and Cities

3 Credits

This is the third required course among a three course sequence that each introduce students to the basic methods and means of historicizing and theorizing architectural design, its texts, its buildings and its contexts. This course explores the material culture of cities in a deep historical context. The emphasis is on urban material culture in general and exposes students to related architectural and philosophical theories about cities. The following subjects are covered in relation to city building and design: the architecture of prisons, the architecture of hospitals, and the architecture of military fortifications. Additional related general subjects focus on the impact of quarantines, food supplies, transportation, war, and industrial production on city building and design.