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Urban Life: Art, Design and the City
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This seminar course examines ideas and issues for artists and designers in relation to the city as a cultural community and as an architectural built-form. The range of topics covered includes: the history of cities and urban life, issues of public art and urban design, Modernist utopias of the city of the future, urban landscape and contemporary theories, and practices of urban planning. Students develop a working understanding of Toronto, both as an urban built-form and as a social community. In order to develop documentary and analytical research skills, students undertake research in archives, libraries and public institutions for class presentation and essays.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 4B15 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Environmental Design students.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on July 18, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:16 AM