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ARCH-870D Trans-Temporal Affinities in Architecture

3 Credits

The course will introduce students to network relational theory and comparative analyses of Architectural Production Across Time by using an emergent co-citative informational network method. This methodology will allow the students to research “modern” architectural production and derive new relational idea value structures and trace their developmental criterial in time. This research into network theory and its evolutionary and emergent representation will allow the students to derive their own research trajectories and theoretical positions which will include their projections of new directions in architecture. These new directions will be based on their interpretation of the research in the context of newly emergent cultural ecologies involving changes in design, science, politics, materials, and technology. Both historical research and future projections will be developed in online visual interactive co-citative network database mapping. Research content of the visual database will be accessible in the form of original films, television programs and interviews, websites, lectures, symposia, and museum exhibitions as well as, more traditional forms of representation such as, magazine articles, books photographs, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. It aims to produce greater knowledge of how past photographs, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. It aims to produce greater knowledge of how past architectural production pertain to present design discourse and debate.