Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-104
Gabriel A. Arboleda (Section 01)
This course studies the theory, policy, and practice of low-income housing in marginalized communities. In particular, the class examines housing in the context of international development—the global project of reducing urban poverty through providing safe housing to those in need. We study central concepts in housing theory, key issues regarding low-income housing, different approaches for addressing these issues, and political debates around housing the poor. This is a thematic, comparative, and transnational course that uses specific case studies from all around the world. We study our subject through illustrated lectures, field trips, seminar discussions, documentary films, and visual analysis exercises. The latter will be interspersed throughout the semester.
Limited to 25 students. Priority to majors, then sophomores. Spring semester. Five College Professor Arboleda.
If Overenrolled: Priority to Architectural Studies majors, then sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year students, in that order.