Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Political Economy of Design

AR-485

Enseignant(s) :

Tombesi Paolo

Langue:

English

Summary

Political Economy of Design seeks to position and discuss architecture in relation to the world of production, economic interests and community benefits, at a local and global scale.

Content

By integrating yet moving beyond the stylistic, technological or sociological aspects of the discipline, the discussion reviews the industrial elements that are likely to affect programmatic objectives, formal directions and technical outcomes of building projects. Such discussion has a strong comparative bent, and is coloured by the notion of innovation - what it means from a social, technical and cultural point of view, and how it enters and affects different building markets. Attention is directed at understanding the distinction between innovation on one side and invention and technological change on the other. In this context, architecture's connection with planning and building disciplines is examined and criticised in the attempt to formulate a strategic framework for its use as an environmental policy instrument.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

AR-487 Technological Innovation

AR-402(n) Theorie et critique du project MA2

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The subject has a lecture component and a research component. The lecture component provides a general theoretical framework largely borrowed from political economy, industrial theory, innovation theory and labour studies literature, but adapted to the analysis of the design and building sector. The research component seeks to apply the elements of this framework to a specific situation providing opportunities for applied research.

Resources

Bibliography

General references provided by the instructor in the course of the semester.

Dans les plans d'études

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légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
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  • Cours en allemand