DECEMBER 9th, 16th, 30th, 2013 + JANUARY 6th, 13th, 2014
This five week class is a cross-pollinated investigation of other spaces. Pulling from texts and visionary architectural drawings, we will look at centuries of variant trajectories within which humans have articulated other spaces, be it utopia, heterotopia, or other-wise.
We will begin with Michel Foucault’s “Des Espace Autres,” the basis of a lecture from March 1967, later published by the French journal Architecture in 1984. Throughout the course we will meander through three centuries of architectural drawings (Buckminster Fuller, Yona Friedman, Paul Rudolf, Superstudio, Arata Isozaki, among others), the writings of Henri Lefebvre, Jean Baudrillard, and Hakim Bey, as well as active spaces understood as “other,” such as Fristaden Christiania in Denmark. This course is organized by Jonathan Rajewski and michael phillip brown.
Class will take place on Monday’s in December (9th, 16th, & 30th only) and in January (6th & 13th only) from 6:30p to 8:30p at Public Pool on 3309 Caniff Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.
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