Marianna Charitonidou deposited COURSE SYLLABUS BY MARIANNA CHARITONIDOU_CRITICAL URBAN CONTEXTS AND THE VIEW FROM THE CAR_2023-2024 in the group Urban Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
This course focuses on the impact of the view from the car in the invention of new representational strategies in architectural and urban design. The automobile has reshaped our conceptions of space and our modes of accessing and penetrating the urban and non-urban territory in multiple ways, revolutionizing how architects perceive the city and contributing significantly to the transformation of the relationship between architecture and the city. The course will examine the architects’ automobile vision. Its main objective is to help students understand how the automobile influenced the architects’ perception of the environment and how its generalized used provoked the emergence of new theoretical concepts and eventually led to new design perspectives. It aims to untie the specificity of car travel as a new episteme of the urban landscape.