The aim of this course is to introduce a range of theoretical frameworks to understand and interpret spatial practices in relation to the materiality of space. It covers readings on critical spatial theories and the interpretation of particular urban and architectural spaces from an interdisciplinary perspective. Discussions focus on the relationship between everyday spatial practices and design disciplines through the understanding of social, political and cultural factors. The scope expands beyond the conceptual and geographical boundaries of the West to highlight global interdependencies between cities, societies and the variety of ways in which space is both produced and consumed.
ARCH 580 Spatial Practices