Between Architecture and Infrastructure (2019)
ARCU4801-2019: Selected Topics in Urbanism: Urban Systems – Nature Technology and Health //
Instructor: Catherine Bonier //
This seminar investigates the relationship between the themes of nature, technology, and health. Students will evaluate the ways in which the dialog between these 3 forces shapes cities. Water is one of the central elements of this inquiry, weaving together these themes and linking basic sustenance with the highest cultural aspirations. Students will learn from past and contemporary urban challenges, and evolving hopes for safety, equity, democracy, freedom, power, and beauty.
Students will develop their knowledge in relation to urban landscape, health, infrastructure, and technology. Through presentations and term projects, students will advance their research abilities and critical faculties. Research and writing are central components of the course.