HUM 595 / ARC 595 / SPA 599 / ART 595 / MOD 595

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Non/Human: Ecology, Morphology, and Design in Animals and PlantsCourse Cancelled

Spyros Papapetros and Rachel Lee Price

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While the structures of animal and vegetal organisms have been used as sources of metaphor/analogy with human design and architecture, this course investigates the tectonic capacities of non-human specimens beyond a merely metaphoric usage. Animals and plants also make things, yet they may make things differently than humans, evoking alternative possibilities. The course assesses debates from evolutionary biology, morphology, aesthetics, architecture, color theory, philosophy, contemporary art practice, and film. Topics include milieu, tectonics, aesthetics, form, surface (camouflage and mimicry), agency, analogy, and fabrication.

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