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A49 MUD 530ASpecial Topics In Urban Design: Alternative Atlas: St. Louis3.0 Units
Description:Spatial narratives have been historically dominated by those with wealth and power. But their very wealth and power was built on the backs of an army of others, often unnamed, unmarked, and uncompensated. There is a growing effort to tell those stories and mark the physical spaces of their presence and the acts of violence and oppression enacted on their bodies and communities. If a traditional atlas claims some degree of neutrality and objectivity - clearly impossible in any mapping - the Alternative Atlas overtly exposes, decodes and displays silenced truths. Inspired by traditional tour guides, maps, signs and itineraries, this course aims to unearth and represent the deeper foundations of the complicated city of St. Louis and its immediate region. Combining uncomfortable thinking, deep research and thick mapping, the goals of the course are to spatialize this hidden palimpsest. Alternative Atlas: STL is an interdisciplinary experimental seminar, taught concurrently and in connection with two courses at Washington University and one at Harvard University. The partnership centers (1) "Alternative Atlas: St. Louis," an inter-disciplinary seminar led by Linda Samuels, Associate Professor of Urban Design in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. The seminar builds in more robust engagement with the disciplines of history, sociology, and African American Studies, among others, by incorporating participants in (2) "Histories of Racial Violence, Legacies & Reckonings," a graduate seminar and practicum in AFAS and sociology led by Geoff Ward, Professor of African and African-American Studies at Wash U, and (3) "History of St. Louis," a graduate history seminar led by Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History and African and African American studies at Harvard University and author of the recent major work, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. This collaborative seminar will intentionally combine diverse ep
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