MICA AH-379 Contemporary Architecture Criticism and Theory

Ben Barsotti Scott designed the syllabus for and taught 379-AH Contemporary Architecture Criticism & Theory at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Spring 2022. Selected student works forthcoming.

Course description (by MICA Department of Art History, Criticism, and Theory): How do contemporary buildings and spaces reflect and respond to globalization, late capitalism, the climate crisis, and calls for social and racial justice? We’ll look at key examples of the architecture of the past thirty years, focusing on the politics of design and the theoretical concepts and debates driving the production and interpretation of specific buildings, spaces, and sites.