Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture in Africa and the Middle East, beginning with the initial European colonization in the mid-nineteenth century. Provides a historical understanding of the formation of distinctive regional and/or national identities in the architecture of these regions. Offered: Sp.
The seminar is structured to emphasize the identification, definition and comparison of colonial and postcolonial states within this region. The course will be conducted as a lecture course and participatory seminar meeting twice per week, emphasizing the close reading and informed discussion of reading materials and projects. In addition to exposing students to modern architecture in Africa and the Middle East, the intention of the class is to provide the necessary tools to critically analyze contemporary architectural works as culturally situated objects.
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