Title: THE EVERYDAY CITY:
ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY, LANDSCAPE
Number: LURB 2103
Type: Undergraduate lecture-discussion course (elective)
This course explores the development of urban landscapes in the twentieth century. The major emphasis is on the dynamic relationship between architecture, technology, and built environments. We examine ordinary artifacts of human planning and production, from factories and industrial processes, to homes, parks, ports, utilities, transportation systems, and information networks. At root, we are concerned with the cultural, political, and social meanings embedded in built environment artifacts, and with how people contest landscapes over time.