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

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.”


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.

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

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.”


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