Schedule

Course Schedule:

READING                                                      WRITING

8/28     Introductions                                                  Join course group/blog

UNIT 1: URBAN SPACE

8/30     unphotographable.com                                   Write three unphotographable moments;

E.B. White, “Here is New York”                   post on course blog

 

9/4       Mumford, “What is a City?”, video               Two more unphotographable moments

9/6       Poe, “Man of the Crowd”                              Blog post: write a short post reacting to our readings so far, describing a moment in your own life as a counterpoint to our readings

 

9/11     Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

9/13     Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”  

9/18     No Class

9/20     David Dunlap on NY Street Signs                 
Paper #1: “My New York: Urban

Textures”

 

9/25     No Class

9/27     Paul Goldberger, “Wave Effect”                     Blog post on an architectural building/detail

in NYC that you admire (+ photos)

 

UNIT 2: WRITING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

10/2     Writing About Architecture                             3 unphotographable moments

10/4     Writing About Architecture                             Blog post – review a NYC building

 

10/9     Writing About Architecture                             Draft of Paper #2

10/11   Writing About Architecture                             Paper #2: Urban Shapes (write a paper

that connects examples of a single geometric

shape around NYC

 

10/16   Writing About Architecture                             Blog post: City sounds

10/18   Writing About Architecture                             Blog post: response post to reading

 

10/23   Midterm Exam

UNIT 3: TECHNOLOGY AND THE CITY: RESPONSIVE SPACES

10/25   Dan Hill, “The Street as Platform”                 Blog: response post to reading

 

10/30   Dan Hill, “The Street as Platform”                 Blog: Photo essay – “The Street as

Platform”

11/1     Paul Goldberger, “Digital Dreams”                 Paper #3: Street as Platform

 

11/6     Portfolio Review: The Living                         Blog post on a project by The Living

11/8     Open Reading                                                 Find an article on architecture whose ideas

and language you admire and share it with

the class on the course blog

 

11/13   Penelope Green, “Yours for the Peeping”      2 unphotographable moments on privacy

11/15   Christopher Allen, “Intimacy Gradient          Blog post on urban intimacy

and Other Lessons from Architecture

 

UNIT 4: FINAL PROJECTS

11/20   Library Session – Linda P. Schwerin Library         Draft final project proposal

11/22   No Class

 

11/27   Final Project Workshop

11/29   Final Project Workshop                                  Final Project: Annotated Bibliography

 

12/4     Final Project Presentations                             Final Project Draft Due

12/6     Final Project Presentations                             Final Project – Blog peer review

 

12/11   Final Project Presentations                             Final Project Due

12/13   No Class

 

12/18   Final Exam, Part I

12/20   Final Exam, Part II

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