GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008 - DES-03317-00

COURSE DETAILS


03317: Part Animal: Forms of Architecture, Forms of Life (DES 0331700)

Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Friday 10:00 - 1:00   Gund Hall

Instructor(s)

Catherine Ingraham

Course Description

A point of stability, a circle of property, and an opening to the outside --these are the three aspects of the refrain. -- Deleuze

Differentiation in skins are formed, in animate beings, through an inductive signaling that passes through heredity structures. Folding increases borders and edges. -- Edelman

Information is fugitive. Evolution must meet with skills [technologies]. --Bateson


This course will address a wide range of contemporary and historical discussions in architecture, information theory, biology, genetics, political philosophy, and environmental philosophy on the subject of life and form -- in order to rethink the relationship between the "logic of life" and the logics of architecture. Readings will include Gerald Edelman, Greg Lynn, Evelyn Fox Keller, Richard Lewontin, Bernard Cache, Rem Koolhaas, Gregory Bateson, Norbert Weiner, Rosalind Krauss, Giorgio Agamben, Roger Caillois, Bernard Rudofsky, Reyner Banham, Francois Jacob, Georges Canguilhem, Elizabeth Grosz, Gilles Deleuze, and others.


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