Translations*

4.665 Contemporary Architecture and Critical Debate

As taught in: Spring 2002

A photo of an escalator with green walls.

Stairs in Memory, photograph by Severin Koller, 2005. (Image courtesy of openphoto.net.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Arindam Dutta

Course Features

Course Description

This class, required of all Master of Architecture students, presents a critical review of works, theories, and polemics in architecture in the aftermath of World War II. The aim is to present a historical understanding of the period, and to develop a meaningful framework to assess contemporary issues in architecture. Special attention will be paid to historiographic questions of how architects construe the terms of their "present."


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.