Imagining the City (ARTH 329.3)

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How do artists, filmmakers, architects, urban planners and thinkers imagine their urban spaces? What determines their point of view in the cities in which they live? How do they represent their urban imaginaries as contested, multiple and constantly mutating, from Mexico City to Havana, Barcelona to Saskatoon, Johannesburg to Paris and London, etc.? This course will engage critically with these and other demanding questions. Materials to be examined may include painting, photography, architecture, cultural theory, film, new media, popular culture, performance, sculpture, installation art, graffiti and fashion.


6 credit units of Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences, or permission of the department.

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