Required:
Michel de Certeau, “Walking in the City”: WALKING IN THE CITY SS 330 : Discussion will be led by Sam Sutcliffe
Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces” (Heterotopias): foucault_ ofotherspaces. Discussion will be lead by Hannah Peyser
Mary McLeod, “Everyday and ‘Other’ Spaces”: EVERYDAY AND OTHER SPACES SS 330: Discussion will be led by Alyshia Taboas
Andrea Zittel, “A-Z Drive Through Conversation”: A-Z DRIVE-THRU CONVERSATION SS 330-1
Andrea Zittel, “These Things I Know For Sure”: THESE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE SS 330
Andrea Zittel, images and Info: A-Z; Andrea Zittel on Art:21; andrea zittel at the new museum ; Andrea Zittel images; Andrea Zittel at Rosen Gallery ; smockshop; Andrea Zittel at MOMA

Recommended:
Michel de Certeau, “Spatial Stories”: SPATIAL STORIES SS 330
bell hooks, “Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness”:CHOOSING THE MARGIN AS A SPACE OF RADICAL OPENNESS SS 330
On Andrea Zittel: EMANCIPATED USAGE SS 330
Cornelia Butler on Andrea Zittel, LIVE WORK SPACE SS 330
Jean Baudrillard, “Structure of Interior Design”: STRUCTURES OF INTERIOR DESIGN SS 330
de Certeau’s General introduction to “The Practice of Everyday Life,” available at UBUWEB (a fantastic site); defines his project and introduces vocabulary of “strategies” and “tactics.”

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Final Project Assignment

November 24, 2009

The Final Project assignment is here!

Link to this site for fabulous advice on writing essays: research & writing.

And here’s a sample project checklist you might want to consult after you’ve done some writing: writing checklist

See this MIT site, City as Stage, City as Process for inspiration.

REQUIRED
Read “Consumption is Good For Thinking,” chapter 1 of Consumers and citizens: globalization and multicultural conflicts by Néstor García Canclini available online through Google Books. Discussion will be led by Hannah Peyser.

Read “Subculture and Style” by Dick Hebdige, available here: SUBCULTURE AND STYLE SS 330 Discussion will be led by Olga Stroubos.

Read “History-Spectacle-Resistance” by Russell Porter, available here: HISTORY SPECTACLE RESISTANCE SS 330

RECOMMENDED
Watch Style Wars, a documentary on hip hop culture in the early 80s, focusing on graffiti. Available in 4 parts.

Judith Butler Redux

November 3, 2009

I’m attaching here the document composed by students in our class on Judith Butler’s “Subversive Bodily Acts.”
SUBVERSIVE BODILY ACTS-1

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Judith Butler

For Next Week: Nov 10

November 3, 2009

Race and Popular Culture

View Stuart Hall’s Lecture, “Race: The Floating Signifier”

Read bell hooks, “Postmodern Blackness”
Read Paul Gilroy, “The Crisis of ‘Race’ and Raciology”

View and read about Kara Walker’s Work at the following sites:
1. Walker Art
2. PBS: Art 21
3. The Whitney
4. The New York Times Topics