Course description

Contextural Representation: Drawing and Belonging.

Structured as a discussion seminar and design workshop, the course will introduce students to strategies of architectural representation through an engagement with literature connected to the critical framework of Afro-pessimist discourse. Using the language of architectural drawing, students will expand upon selected readings - including those by Dionne Brand, Saidiya Hartman, and Christina Sharpe - to illuminate an understanding of Blackness and belonging, one interwoven with our shared history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its still unfolding afterlife.

This course may be counted as a free department elective toward the B.Arch degree. It may also be used to satisfy a requirement for the architecture minor.

High school students may enroll only if they have completed ARCH 1110/1300.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ARCH 1518 101-SEM
Topic:Contextural Representation: Drawing and Belonging
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Friday July 08, 9 AM - 12:20 PM / Sibley Hall 142 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 12:20 PM / Sibley Hall 142
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Faruki, M. (maf359)
Max. enroll:30
Restrictions:High school students must have complete ARCH 1110/1300 before enrolling
Notes:High school students must have complete ARCH 1110/1300 before enrolling.

Juniors & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.