GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014

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Courses taught by K. Michael Hays

04474: Critical Memory and the Experience of History (HIS 0447400)

Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Monday 2:00 - 5:00   Gund - Gropius

Instructor(s)
K. Michael Hays

Course Description


This seminar presents selected texts treating architecture as a foundational phenomena of being in the world (Hegel and Heidegger), as well as the genealogy of collective memory and the experience of history (Adorno, Jameson), the conception of technology (Heidegger, Deleuze), and the formation of the subject (Lacan). These texts join with major texts from architecture history and theory and architecture projects from the 1920s to the present. The effort of the class will be to develop theoretical models of memory, place (including centers and edges), technology, objects and things (following Heidegger’s distinction between objects and things), through close readings of the key texts mediated with close readings of architecture.

Prerequisites: Professional masters candidates should have taken Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (4121) with Prof. Hays. Advanced knowledge of architectural history and theory is necessary for this course. Readings will be difficult at times.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Beth Altringer, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Sonja Duempelmann, Ed Eigen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Jane Hutton, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Kiel Moe, Richard Peiser, Robert Pietrusko, Peter Rowe, David Sanderson, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Bing Wang, Matthew Wilson, Cameron Wu, Ann Forsyth, Rahul Mehrotra

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Leire Asensio Villoria, Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, K. Michael Hays, Timothy Hyde, Hanif Kara, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Ali Malkawi, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Charles Waldheim, Andrew Witt, Ed Eigen

Course Description

A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.


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09503: Preparation of Doctoral Thesis Proposal (ADV 0950300)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Diane Davis, K. Michael Hays, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe

Course Description

Under faculty guidance, the student conducts a reading program and formulates a thesis proposal. The course is intended for doctoral students.


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