T 6:30-9:00pm, 217 Anderson Hall

This seminar considers a new kind of plan that has been making its way into architecture for a decade or two, perhaps longer. The legibility of this plan has been muted by its long gestation and a set of often conflicted relationships with modern plan histories, histories that are invariably consumed with equal doses of affection, suspicion, and equivocation. Arriving at the tail end of a century's evolution, this new plan descends from four antecedents: the pre-modern plan (through the end of the nineteenth-century: line-'em-up-just-so); the modern plan (early twentieth-century: give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death); the post-modern plan (nineteen-sixties/seventies/eighties: we-used-to-do-it-like-this-plus-je-ne-sais-quoi); and the sequel-modern plan (from the nineteen-eighties through the turn of the twenty-first century: modernity-non-chalant). On the heels of these four plan iterations, this recent plan arrives as a fifth generationa fifth plan. Open to architecture students only, junior and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 

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