Geiser

History & Theory I (Intro) (3 Cr.)

This introductory course exposes student's issues and debates that have driven architects and theorists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is structured around a sequence of fourteen themes that have recurred as major issues throughout architectural history. Focusing on topics, ranging from representation, to media, to politics, urbanity, or the environment, teach theme is presented as a debate between differing viewpoints, in order to expose the positions that have motivated both theory and practice.

History & Theory I (Intro) (3 Cr.)

This introductory course exposes student's issues and debates that have driven architects and theorists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is structured around a sequence of fourteen themes that have recurred as major issues throughout architectural history. Focusing on topics, ranging from representation, to media, to politics, urbanity, or the environment, teach theme is presented as a debate between differing viewpoints, in order to expose the positions that have motivated both theory and practice.

HistoryRepeating (3 cr.)

Despite severe criticism of modern architecture’s dogmatic nature, it is striking that various advancements, and deviations of modernist design principals have survived to this day. This seminar is based on the assumption that the foundation of modernism’s persistence is directly related to a perpetuation of pedagogical innovations that were introduced at the beginning of the twentieth century, and still dominate foundational design instruction to this day.