60 301 Representing the City

Prerequisites

Passed foundation level courses or equivalent.

Course content

This course has urban representations as its thematic focus. We will look into various forms and ways of representing the city within architecture, planning and politics. We will especially explore street-level representations through various modes of urban walking. Furthermore we will explore a selection of theoretical frameworks for understanding urban representations. The course will explore questions such as: How is the contemporary city represented towards the outside world? What kind of urban features are highlighted? What kind of voices and perspectives on the city are represented?

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: The students shakll know about urban representations and what their main characteristics are in terms of visual, verbal and rhetorical contents.

Skills: The students should be able to read, discuss and present theoretical texts. The students will also explore various ways of representing the city through walking the streets.

Competence: The students will acquire competence that prepares them, based on their own material, for writing a final discursive paper about urban representations.

Professor in charge

Jonny Aspen

Mandatory work requirements

Work requirements Number Number of approved Mandatory presence Comment
Other - specify in comments

Students are expected to read a selection of the curriculum for each weekly session. The students will also be given the task of preparing seminar presentations based on the curriculum and walking excercises.
The students are expected to write up a final paper (6-8 pages) over an optional theme within the overall course topic.
Assessment
The students shall write up a final paper which is to be handed towards the end of the semester. The students shall also prepare a short presentation for the final critique.

Assessment

Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt Pass / Fail
Comment:

Mandatory work requirements
Students are expected to read a selection of the curriculum for each weekly session. The students will also be given the task of preparing seminar presentations based on the curriculum and walking excercises.
The students are expected to write up a final paper (6-8 pages) over an optional theme within the overall course topic.

Assessment
The students shall write up a final paper which is to be handed towards the end of the semester. The students shall also prepare a short presentation for the final critique.