ARCH 673 - ISLAND IRREDENTA: TAIWAN
Long Title: ISLAND IRREDENTA: TAIWAN
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This seminar seeks to use Taiwan as a model to explore the implications of architectural engagement with a post-industrial operating across several scales, from the local to the global. The shift in Taiwan's industrial base has spurred massive investment in new infrastructure and a series of extra-large public architectural projects by global practices such as UN Studio, Toyo Ito, Richard Rogers, OMA and RUR. Added to this economic re-alignment are Taiwan's ambiguous, "unredeemed" international status and its island geography, which uniquely suit of restudying the role of architecture to simultaneously crate a global identity and serve an splintered local constituency. The insistence on the architectural project situated in an increasingly precarious context will form sphere and better definitions of architecture's relationship to post-industrial infrastructure. The seminar is structured around weekly discussions of reading material paired with case studies of Taiwan's infrastructural development and recent large-scale architectural interventions. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 377. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 673 if student has credit for ARCH 377. Repeatable for Credit.