Cartography and the City
This course sets out to explore and express the character of the city through the use of cartographic representation and visual storytelling. Students will explore the city in history, actuality, and future vision of place.
Students will attempt to understand relationships between land use, spatial planning, and human scale interaction with the city. How do these spaces and their programs affect, or are affected by, the character/story of the cities? What is the cultural role of the story in relation to the space of the city? How does the story help to develop the rules that shape the city?
Secondary themes will include topics such as Regional and Global Context, Politics, Development Strategy, Economics, and Socio-Cultural aspects. Techniques and tools used will include but are not limited to: Cartography, Mapping, GIS, Satellite Imagery, 3-D Print, Representational and Experimental Drawing, Physical Output (models), Graphic Analysis, etc.