Apr 13, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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URBS 240 - Activating the Architectural Uncanny in the City

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as ART 240 ) Cities all over the world and in different eras have become participants and arenas in creating urban spectacles. Often such activities consist of processions involving masquerades, mobile floats, musicians decked in elaborate attire and playing instruments – commemorating the dead, the living, royalties and politicians; to name a few examples. This course will study how certain case-studies  - ranging from Mexico City to Notting Hill in London – demonstrate how architectural facades, urban spaces as well as certain ceremonies activate an uncanny experience, which may even echo Trahndorff’s theory of the Gesamtkuntswerk. Adedoyin Teriba.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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