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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Surface, Space, Place
Surface, Space, Place
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This course examines the thicket of practical and theoretical underpinnings of art and design in spatial contexts. Careful attention will be paid to urban planning and ideologies of power that impact decisions on what appears in the visual environment. How do planned landscapes, such as cemeteries and gardens, negotiate both physical and mental space? How do we imagine "formless" environments, such as outer space and the Internet, to have contours and divisions? This course makes extensive use of area resources, such as the National Mall, Dumbarton Oaks, Rock Creek Cemetery, and various museum collections and monuments, to register space and place in history and memory. Course open to graduate students, and to qualified undergraduates with permission of Academic Studies department chair.

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