López-Durán

Latin-Europe/ Latin-America: The Aesthetics and Politics of Modern Cities (3 cr.)

This course challenges our pre-conceived maps of the world, highlighting Latin America’s place within our understanding of modernity as a product of transnational interconnections. This course traces the interactions of capitalism and culture, science and aesthetics, and the ideologies that informed and formed the urban fabric and spatial politics of important cities in the modern Latin world—Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Havana, and Brasilia. Cross-listed with HART 675(13895), ARCH 375(13896), ARCH 675(13897)

Cinema of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film.

From the Sublime To The Sustainable: Art, Architecture and Nature (3 cr.)

This seminar considers theories and narratives of nature in the crafting of modern and contemporary art and architecture in the Americas. Artists and architects will include Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Rogelio Salmona (Colombia); Ana Mendieta, Ricardo Porro (Cuba); Ana Maria Tavaraes, Lina Bo Bardi (Brazil); Mark Dion and Buckminster Fuller (USA). Cross-listed with HART 568(13889)

From the Sublime To The Sustainable: Art, Architecture and Nature (3 cr.)

This seminar considers theories and narratives of nature in the crafting of modern and contemporary art and architecture in the Americas. Artists and architects will include Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Rogelio Salmona (Colombia); Ana Mendieta, Ricardo Porro (Cuba); Ana Maria Tavares, Lina Bo Bardi (Brazil); Mark Dion and Buckminster Fuller (USA).