Space and Subjectivity in the Modern Period
The seminar will examine the relation between architectural space, real and imagined, and the constructions of the self from the 18th century to the present. Issues of interiority, dwelling, sexuality, narcissism, voyeurism, ornament, and technology will be considered. Case studies will range from the invention of intimacy in eighteenth-century architecture to the conception of the self implicit or explicit in modern architecture. Regarding contemporary architectural production, the question then arises of the subject it is meant for. Should we build today for cyborgs?