The course helps build a vocabulary to study environment and sustainability as disputed terrains between technological fixes and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and colonial status.
The course explores significant changes in theory and practice across the design disciplines and professions (with particular emphasis on architecture), and considers how they are intertwined with larger social and historical forces.
The course provides an overview of the history of the built environment from 1500 AD to the present.
The course provides an introduction to the ideas that have informed design thinking from the 19th century to the present, with an emphasis on the debates of the last four decades.
The course covers specific aspects of teaching with an emphasis on modes of teaching within the discipline of architecture.
Theories and methods from anthropology, social history, and design activism.
The course focuses on the significance of the physical environment in human life as citizens and as future design professionals and it introduces students to the field of human-environment studies.
The studio challenges the students to investigate the viability of utopian planning in the context of contemporary economics, material exchange, and politics
Commercial spaces as a pretest to address aspects related to interior design.
The studio used the parallelepiped form to guide spatial operations.
The studio built on the Italian tradition of building preservation through the retrofitting of a residential unit in a historical building.