GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2011
04474 [M1]: Critical Memory and the Experience of History (HIS 0447400)
Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 2 credits - Limited enrollment
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 Gund 124
K. Michael Hays
This course will meet for the first time in ROOM 111 on Thursday, September 1st.
This seminar presents selected texts from the history of conservation (Riegl, Viollet, Ruskin) together with theoretical treatments of the genealogy of collective memory (Halbwachs, Nora, Said), the experience of history (Foucault, Jameson), and the reception of technology (Benjamin, Heidegger). The course provides conceptual frameworks for thinking practical problems in critical conservation and design intervention. Required for candidates in the Critical Conservation track of MDesS, it is open to students from all programs.