The goal of this course is twofold: to introduce students to how writers have addressed and described places—buildings, terrain, built environments—and their relationships to such spaces; and through a series of assignments, using these readings as exemplary, to help students learn to write clearly about place themselves. Writing assignments include memory pieces, imaginative pieces, and descriptions of structures and landscapes in New Haven. The seminar treats the page itself as a place in which ideas about place, including current projects and proposals, can be articulated and made legible to readers both inside and outside the architectural community. Students write six essays: the first five are short (1,200 words), on a specific prompt; the last is a longer essay (2,500 words) describing and detailing a current student project. Each student shares work with the class on a weekly basis. Enrollment limited.

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3284a
Fall 2019
Architectural Writing
Cynthia Zarin
3284a
Fall 2018
Architectural Writing
Cynthia Zarin