T 1:30 - 4:10 p.m., Online
In The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt describes the ‘space of appearance’ as outside of private life, a space of mutual visibility in the public realm that precedes political power. However, this separation of the private sphere from the political ignores how profoundly the conditions of daily life are implicated in definitions of agency and action. How do our habits and routines, labors and leisures, interfaces and intersubjectivities, perform politically and aesthetically today? This increasingly intimate scenography relies on new social, digital, and sensorial formations of embodiment and representation. Through the lense of the familiar and unexceptional spaces of the everyday, how can we expand the Arendtian space of appearance? Through a series of case studies and directed discussions, the seminar will focus on how the atmospheres, architectures, collectives, and bodies that we inhabit are reshaping contemporary conditions of interiority. 
Open to qualified non-architecture students, seniors 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 and preference will be given to architecture majors.
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