Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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ARCH 1518 - Contextural Representations: Drawing and Belonging


     
Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Satisfies departmental free elective credit for B.Arch. students. Satisfies the Visual Representation or “any other ARCH class” requirement for the architecture minor. Cannot be applied toward B.Arch. Visual Representation concentration.

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Structured as a discussion seminar and design workshop, the course will introduce students to strategies of architectural representation through an engagement with literature connected to the critical framework of Afro-pessimist discourse. Using the language of architectural drawing, students will expand upon selected readings - including those by Dionne Brand, Saidiya Hartman, and Christina Sharpe - to illuminate an understanding of Blackness and belonging, one interwoven with our shared history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its still unfolding afterlife.  



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