Spring 2018

Housing, Urbanization, and Development

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-204  |  Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-204

Faculty

Gabriel Arboleda (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ARCH 104 and ARHA 104)  This course studies the theory, policy, and practice of low-income housing in marginalized communities. In particular, the class examines housing in the context of international development—the global project of reducing urban poverty through providing safe housing to those in need. We study central concepts in housing theory, key issues regarding low-income housing, different approaches for addressing these issues, and political debates around housing the poor. This is a thematic, comparative, and transnational course that uses specific case studies from all around the world. We study our subject through illustrated lectures, field trips, seminar discussions, documentary films, and visual analysis exercises. The latter will be interspersed throughout the semester.

Limited to 25 students. Priority to majors, then sophomores. Spring semester. Five College Professor Arboleda.

If Overenrolled: Priority to Architectural Studies majors, then sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year students, in that order.

Keywords

Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Fine Arts for Non-majors

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017