Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ARCH 651 - PRESENT FUTURE SEMINAR

Long Title: PRESENT FUTURE SEMINAR
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: The present Future seminar will examine the history of future projection as it came to dominate modern architecture and urbanism in the period of 1914-2014. The realization of such a large number of future projections over the preceding century allows us to examine their effects as they have now come to constitute our present. Focusing on modern urbanism, will trace both the historical and the contemporary effects of the future as it was imagined so long ago. Given the volatile historical moment that we are presently passing through, an effort will be made to understand the logic as well as the remaining potential of future projection as a design strategy today.