2016 - 2017
|Issues in Architectural History and Theory: Labor, Work and Architecture
|FACULTY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS | SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
After being confined to the margins, the subject of labor is returning to critical discourse, in part because of the radical transformation in the organization and experience of work brought about by globalization, deindustrialization and the information economy. Likewise, in the field of architecture, the digitalization of contemporary design and fabrication has stimulated a rethinking of architectural modernity in terms of its conditions of production.
The seminar examines the nexus of architecture and labor through three sections: foundational texts for theorizing labor; the status of the work of architecture as a labor process;: the historical transformation in the organization and meaning of work, and its effect on the architecture of the workplace as it evolved in time.