11.309J / 4.215J Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

Spring 2006

Steps on a park path.
An image from Post Office Square in Boston. (Image courtesy of Francisca Rojas.)

Course Highlights

This course features video lectures in the lecture notes section and a full description of class assignments in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues.

The class Web site can be found here: Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn
Alex MacLean

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session