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Spring 2019 Architecture UN3130 section 001

Call Number 01147
Day & Time
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
LL103 Diana Center
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Ignacio Gonzalez Galan
Ralph Ghoche
Course Description Cities tend to be chronicled by the achievements of the dominant cultures that were responsible for their rise. Often lost in these narratives, however, are the manifold contributions of nonnative newcomers, immigrants, refugees, colonizers, outsiders, and expatriates who played a formative role in shaping and re-purposing urban environments. Neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Chinatown, or New York’s Loisaida, for example, were refashioned by century-long migrations from Asia and Latin America. They are as much spaces of global exchange and local co-habitation as they are discontinuous enclaves; cities within cities. To study these urban enclaves is to challenge what traditional discourses on the city tend to privilege: the continuity between architectural objects and the local contexts within which they are situated. Indeed, our approach brings to light the paradoxical nature and hybridity of these neighborhoods, drawing attention to both the material, cultural and technological connections and exchanges while also uncovering the frictions, conflicts and dislocations. This course seeks to explore the spatial and representational dimension of built structures and urban environments that have experienced dramatic transformation as a result of a mass influx of minority cultural groups and migrants. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Architecture @Barnard
Enrollment 18 students as of 9:06PM Monday, August 19, 2019
Subject Architecture
Number UN3130
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Note Attend first class for permission.
Section key 20191ARCH3130W001

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