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ARCH-581A Special Topics

3 Credits

The basic premise underlying this seminar is that to better define what architecture can be and do in a hyper-mediated world, we must turn, not to computer paradigms, but to narrative film. To this end, this seminar examines films as if they were works of architecture and imagines architecture as film. Architecture is anything but certain, and the fiction of films, as opposed to the insistent actuality of buildings, frees us from the pretense of knowing with certainty. Also, in the tradition of architecture theory at its best, looking at films through architecture reveals them in ways not possible through literature or theater.