POL 403 / CHV 403 / ARC 405 / ECS 402

Architecture and Democracy

Jan-Werner Müller

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What kind of public architecture is appropriate for a democracy? Should public spaces and buildings reflect democratic values – such as transparency and accessibility – or is the crucial requirement for democratic architecture that the process of arriving at decisions about the built environment is as participatory as possible? Is gentrification somehow un-democratic? The course will introduce students to different theories of democracy, to different approaches to architecture, and to many examples of architecture and urban planning from around the world, via images and films.

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