Please take special note of the time and days this class meets. What is space? What is time? Are they things we can measure, or are they constructed purely from our perceptions and experiences of them? How does an empty space become a place? How does a place become a spatial non-place? Are the past, present, andfuture real? This course draws on theories and methods from philosophy, anthropology, sociology, architectural anthropology, and humanistic geography to explore the relationships between and cross-cultural experiences of space, place, and time. Wewill examine how each concept is materially experienced, mediated, technologically inflected, imagined, and used for political purposes and control. Through visual examples, readings, writing, and discussion, students will gain insight into how space, place, and time are culturally negotiated, and how they affect human interactions and relationships.
Place and Time