AR-476 / 4 credits

Teacher: Maçães E Costa Bárbara

Language: English

Remark: Inscription faite par la section


Summary

This course teaches a cartographic method for reading and representing systems of environmental relations in architecture.

Content

Keywords

Cartography, architecture, historical and gegraphical materialism, environmental aesthetics, political ecology.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify territorial figures from hierarchies of landscape systems.
  • Formalize environmental totalities from the selection of those figures.
  • Critique the politics of historically specific modes of environmental production.

Teaching methods

Theoretical content will be provided through a series of lectures, and ractical assignments will be assisted by weekly desk critiques and intermediate reviews. Classes will occasionally include the close reading of historical maps and the analysis of texts and films on cartography, landscape and environmental politics. Special focus will be given to hand drawing, and AI, CAD and GIS assistance may happen uppon request. The final submittal will consist of all the work produced during the semester.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment.
Intermediate exercises and desk critiques: 40% of grade.
Review of final work: 60% of grade.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

  • AURELI, Pier Vittorio, "Appropriation, Subdivision, Abstraction: A Political History of the Urban Grid" in Log 44 (Fall 2018): 139-167.
  • BLOMLEY, Nicholas, "Law, Property, and the Geography of Violence: The Frontier, the Survey, and the Grid" in Annals of the Association of American Geographers 93:1 (2003): 121-141.
  • CORBOZ, André, Le Territoire Comme Palimpseste et Aurtres Essais. Paris: Les Éditions de L'Imprimeur, 2001.
  • ELDEN, Stuart, "Land, terrain, territory" in Progress in Human Geography 34 (2010): 799-817.
  • ESCOLAR, Marcelo, "Exploration, Cartography And Modernization" in BRENNER, Neil et al. (eds.), State/Space: A Reader. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2003, 49-50.
  • GREGOTTI, Vittorio. "The Form of the Territory" in OASE 80 (2009): 7-22.
  • HARVEY, David, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1996.
  • SHOAT, Ella, "Imagining Terra Incognita: The Disciplinary Gaze of Empire" in Public Culture 3:2 (1991): 44-45.

Further bibliography will be provided on a class basis via Moodle.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: UE U : Cartography
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: UE U : Cartography
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: UE U : Cartography
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    AAC114
14-15    
15-16    
16-17    AAC114
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 13h - 16h: Lecture AAC114

Friday, 16h - 18h: Exercise, TP AAC114