SHUM 6819 - Urban Representation
(crosslisted) AMST 6819 , ENGL 6919 , LSP 6819
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.
Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: fellowship recipients, who receive a $1500 stipend.
Urban Representation Labs are intended to bring students and faculty into direct contact with complex urban representations spanning a wide media spectrum and evoking a broad set of humanist discourses. Students will leverage archival materials at Cornell to launch new observations and explore unanticipated approaches to urban culture that derive from previously understudied archival materials. The goal is twofold: to demystify the representational technologies involved in presenting the city, and to unpack the political, cultural, and aesthetic values and priorities embedded in every form of presentation. Urban Representation Labs are offered under the auspices of Cornell University’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities grant. For current special topic seminar description and application instructions, visit: urbanismeseminars.cornell.edu/courses/.
Topic for 2017-2018:
|| Mapping Urban Memory in an Ahistorical Age
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