AR-445 / 3 credits

Teacher: Aureli Pier Vittorio

Language: English


Summary

This course aims at building a genealogy of capitalism through the spaces it has produced retracing history from the English 'Agricultural Revolution' of the 18th century to the rise of the Welfare State. Topics such as the factory, housing and infrastructure will be presented and discussed.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret in a critical manner the concepts developed during the course
  • Argue the relations between socio-political issues, urban form and architecture
  • Develop a reflection on the relationship between historical conditions and architecture

Expected student activities

Personal work during the semester, reading of texts, personal study of a theme to be concretized into a paper of approximately 3.000 words.

Assessment methods

The main goal of the course is to encourage students to read as much as they can. Therefore, the main factor in the evaluation will be the student's capacity to assemble and read a relevant body of texts.

50% Selection of specific theme and reading relevant bibliography

30% Writing of the paper, especially referencing and footnoting.

20% Clear oral exposition

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: The rise of capitalist urban space
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: The rise of capitalist urban space
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9   PO01 
9-10    
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 8h - 12h: Lecture PO01