Aims/Description: Critical spatial theory approaches space as a medium of power where relations are made and conflicts, exchanges and negotiations occur. The site of architecture, whether a city, frontier, room or encounter, is viewed both as subject of research and space for intervention. Through lectures and group seminars, the module will provide an introduction to critical spatial theory through an exploration of contemporary issues, for example difference and diversity, global crises and the politics of aid, design as experiment and assembly. Each session is organised around a number of set texts for student-led discussion.

Restrictions on availability: The unit is restricted to students undertaking the MArch and PGT Programmes at the School of Architecture.

Staff Contact: Dr Krzysztof Nawratek
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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