A8913: Adaptation Technologies: Towards an Ethics of Care | J. Otero-Pailos
Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Why do people adapt technological objects, such as old buildings, to fit new purposes when they could build new ones? The reasons are not simply financial or environmental. They are also emotional and aesthetic, intimately personal and publicly cultural; that is to say, existential. The main learning objectives of the seminar is to cultivate the ability to think differently about adaptation technologies, to theorize them and identify them at work in unsuspected objects and processes of everyday life. In this course students will examine this profound rethinking of the meaning and purpose of adaptation technology as a method of caring for both the inner self and the outer existing environment, so that it may in turn continue to sustain life.
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