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

BS, 2015-04-07