Theory of Architectural Form
Theory of Architectural Form is intended to introduce graduate students in architecture to the key debates and theoretical writings that have influenced the discipline since the 1960s and to examine theory in its historical context. The class will present theories that emerged as discourses in the West after 1966. The course will explore a range of parallel contemporary theoretical topics, ranging from globalization and digital practices to the new subjects of history: feminism, post-colonialism, cosmopolitanism and so on. While the class concentrates on writings since 1966 to offer a more complete picture of contemporary theory, a number of earlier texts will be addressed insofar as they are necessary for a more complete discussion of contemporary theory.