Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

URBN 1870R S01 [CRN: 25896]

This seminar examines urbanism conceived as the autonomous, creative, and everyday making of city space. It analyzes the concepts of “right to the city” and “do-it-yourself” urbanism through protests over public space in Istanbul, Occupy encampments across the U.S., individual gestures of anarchist contestation, and graffiti and street artists' small-scale acts of aesthetic transgression. We engage the major conversations in the academy and on the streets about possible urban futures, including Latino urbanism from a thirdspace perspective and in its guerrilla, insurgent, participatory, and vernacular incarnations. DVPS WRIT
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Mon - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
13 (May 9, 2014 9:00am)