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Karimi Pantea 3 Transition iii

SCHEDULE

Note: Some parts of this schedule may be modified at the instructor’s discretion. You’ll be notified via UMASS email if there will be any changes.

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MODULE 1:

WEEK 1 & 2 (Sep 2,4) & (Sep, 9,11)

POSING THE PROBLEM: WHAT ARE POST-INDUSTRIAL CITIES?

  • WEEK 1

Monday Sep 2- Intro to the course

Wednesday Sep 4-What is the Rust Belt? What is the Gateway City? What are Shrinking Cities?

Readings (please post your comments about the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Steven High, “Gold Doesn’t Rust: Regions of the North American Mind” in Industrial Sunset.
  • John Gallagher, “Shrinking Cities,” in Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an  American City.
  • Browse: MassINC Reports: “about the Gateway Cities,” : http://bit.ly/1hDrGbt
  • WEEK 2

 Wednesday Sep 9- What is Deindustrialization? What are Corporate Wastelands? What is Sustainable Design?

Readings (please post your comments about TWO of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Jennifer Cowie and Joseph Heathcott, eds., “Introduction” in Beyond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization.
  • Nadia Anderson, “Public Interest Design as Praxis” in The Journal of Architectural Education.
  • Joy Hart, “Worker Memory and Narrative,” in Beyond the Ruins.
  • Susannah Hagan, “Five Reasons to Adopt Environmental Design” in Nature, Landscape and Building for Sustainability.

Friday Sep 11- ‘Subaltern and Ad-Hoc Agents of Change’

Meeting at the New Bedford Historical Society (please use LOOP and be at 21 7th St, New Bedford, MA 02740, by 3:10pm. The meeting will end at 4:00pm). Review the site prior to visit: http://nbhistoricalsociety.org/

BI-WEEKLEY ASSIGNMENT I

Each individual in a group is responsible to write a 2 page report about his/her experience at the New Bedford Historical Society. You may also upload your individual pictures and/or sketches, etc., in your designated group folders in Dropbox. The group will later modify this material to construct a coherent narrative and visual documentation of the site.

The Dropbox folder available at: https://pamelakarimi.wordpress.com/students-projects

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MODULE 2:

WEEK 3 & 4 (Sep 14, 16, 18)(Sep 21,23,25)

UNDERSTANDING THE SITE: HISTORY OF NEW BEDFORD; ARCHITECTURE AND MATERIAL CULTURE IN POST-INDUSTRIAL CITIES

  • WEEK 3

Monday Sep 14- New Bedford History

Browse the followings readings (available at the “WEEK 3: New Bedford Sources” folder on myCourses). Pick 3 CHAPTERS of your own choice and post your comments about them on the course’s blog:

  • Excerpts from Judith Boss, Joseph Thomas. New Bedford, A pictorial History.
  • Excerpts from David Nelson. New Bedford: A Postcard History (1898-1960).

Wednesday Sep 15-How Visual Records can Help Reconstruct the History of the Post-Industrial City?

Reading (please post your comments about ONE of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Thomas Stublefield, “The City from Afar: Urbanization and the Aerial View in Alvin Coburn’s The Octopus” in Journal of Urban History, Pamela Karimi (ed)
  • Sarah Arnold, “Urban Decay Photography and Film: Fetishism and the Apocalyptic Imagination “in Journal of Urban History, Pamela Karimi (ed)

Friday Sep 18- ‘The Street and the Community’

Meeting with Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) staff about community building in New Bedford (3-3:50pm, CVPA 156).

Reading (please post your comments about ONE of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Tim Edensor. “Materiality in the Ruins: Waste, Excess and Sensuality” in Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics, and Materiality.
  • Steven High and David Lewis. “Deindustrial Fragments” in Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization.
  • WEEK 4

Monday Sep 21- Historic Neighborhood Legacy

Readings (please post your comments about BOTH of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Pamela Marean, “Behind the mansions: Researchers explore ‘microcosm of historic New Bedford” in SouthCoast News.
  • Behind the Mansions: The Political, Economic, and Social Life of a New Bedford Neighborhood

Wednesday Sep 23- How Things and Objects have been useful in Reconstructing Detroit?

Readings (please post your comments about THREE of the readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Andrew Herscher “Detroit Geographical Expedition” in  The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “Heidelberg Projects” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “African Bead Museum” in  The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “Alley Culture” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “Detroit Industrial Design Gallery” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “Catherine Ferguson Academy” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (find in Herscher folder)

Friday Sep 25- ‘Public Interest Design’

Tour of New Bedford at Waterfront Historic League of New Bedford (WHALE). Location of meeting TBD. The instructor will inform you in class and through UMD email. Review the website prior to visit: http://www.waterfrontleague.org/news/

BI-WEEKLEY ASSIGNMENT II

As an Individual, you must write 3 pages, answering these questions and submit in your designated Dropbox folder:

What did you learn from the CEDC lecture and the visit in downtown New Bedford with WHALE? Given the knowledge that you have of all the important tourist sites in downtown New Bedford, what do you think is lacking in the history of your site?

The Dropbox folder available at: https://pamelakarimi.wordpress.com/students-projects

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MODULE 3:

WEEK 5 & 6 (Sep 28, Sep 30, Oct 02) (Oct 5, 7,9)

RESEARCH METHODS AND CASE STUDIES IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR POSTINDUSTRIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

  • WEEK 5

Monday Sep 28- Is Research your Practice, or is Practice your Research?

Reading (please post your comments about the following reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Browse Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams, The Craft of Research (all available in the “Craft of Research” folder)—more details regarding the use of this manual will be offered in class.

Wednesday Sep 30- Minority Groups and the Re-Invention of the Post-Industrial City

Readings (please post your comments about ONE of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Saima Akhtar, “Immigrant Island Cities in Industrial Detroit,” in Special issue of the Journal of Urban History. Pamela Karimi (ed)
  • Francesca Ammon, “Postindustrialization and the City of Consumption: Attempted Revitalization in Asbury Park, New Jersey,” in Special issue of the Journal of Urban History. Pamela Karimi (ed)

Friday Oct 02- Subaltern and Ad Hoc Agents of Change in Post-Industrial Cities

Readings (please post your comments about ONE of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Kathleen Reinhardt, “Theaster Gates’s Dorchester Projects in Chicago” in Special issue of the Journal of Urban History. Pamela Karimi (ed)
  • Anna Dempsey, “New Bedford Resurgent: A New England Town–Gown Story,” in Special issue of the Journal of Urban History. Pamela Karimi (ed)
  • WEEK 6

Monday, Oct 5-QUIZ 1

Wednesday Oct 7- ‘The Archival Remains of New Bedford and Dartmouth’

A session with Judith Farrar (3:00-3:50pm, UMass Dartmouth Archives)

Friday Oct 9- ‘Architectural Styles of New Bedford’

A session with Allison Cywin (3:00-3:50pm, CVPA 156)

BI-WEEKLEY ASSIGNMENT III:

As an individual you must pick a profile of a famous former resident on the 7th street. You must review the following text (on myCourses, Weeks 3-4) to locate most of the information. You may also use the resources online or at the New Bedford Public Library, Whaling Museum Library and Archive and UMD library. Write 3 pages about your findings and post on the Dropbox foledr.

Again review these files from Module 3 (weeks 3-4):

The Dropbox folder available at: https://pamelakarimi.wordpress.com/students-projects

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MODULE 5:

WEEKS 7 & 8 (Oct 13, 14, 16) (Oct 19, 21, 23)

CREATIVE REPURPOSING OF VACANT SPACES

  • WEEK 7

Monday Oct 13-What to Do with Vacant and Abandoned Buildings and Sites?

Readings (please post your comments about this reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • John Gallagher, “Filling the Vacancy” in Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City.

Wednesday Oct 14Regeneration and Reuse: A Bottom-Up Approach:

Reading (please post your comments about the reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Andrew Herscher, “Unprofessional Practices” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. http://bit.ly/ZRQ1Rr

Friday Oct 16- ‘Art and Civic Engagement’

  • WEEK 8

Tuesday Oct 19- Fundamentals of Sustainable Design

Readings (please post your comments about one aspect of the following TWO readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • William McDonough and Michael Braungart, “several chapters” in Cradle to Cradle.
  • Browse: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Excerpts: http://bit.ly/1z9AZFO

Wednesday Oct 21- What to do with Wounded Landscapes and Contaminated Sites?

Readings (please post your comments about the FIRST reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • John Gallagher, “Healing a Wounded Landscape” in  Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City.
  • Browse: Justin Hollander, “First Whales, Now Brownfields: New Bedford, Massachusetts,” in Polluted and Dangerous: America’s Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can be done about Them.

Friday Oct 23 Green Spaces in Post Industrial Sites and What We Can Do to Revive Them?

Readings (please post your comments about TWO of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Kirk Savage, “Commemorating Still” in Beyond the Ruins.
  • Andrew Herscher “Fields of Our Dreams” in  The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (*find in Herscher folder)
  • Andrew Herscher “Greening of Detroit” in  The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (*find in Herscher folder)
  • John Gallagher, “Potential and Problems in Urban Agriculture” in  Reimagining Detroit:Opportunities for Redefining an American City.

BI-WEEKLEY ASSIGNMENT IV:

Create your own little urban farm/landscape/wall garden in your 7th st vacant lot. Present the result of your project in miniature form (model, 3D design or animation, or drawing and collage photography), by the end of the weekend. Then write a 1 page report (as an individual) about why and how urban farms/gardens can be useful to us, please use the sources we studied in class and investigate more information about them, if possible. Submit your work on the Dropbox folder by the end of the weekend.

The Dropbox folder available at: https://pamelakarimi.wordpress.com/students-projects

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MODULE 4:

WEEKS 9 & 10 (Oct 26, 28, 30)-(Nov 2, 4, 6)

FROM WASTE TO AESTHETICS

  • WEEK 9

Monday Oct 26- From Waste to Architecture

Readings (please post your comments about one aspect of the TWO readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Excerpts: From Waste to Architecture
  • Andrew Herscher. “The Carwash Café” in The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. (*find in Herscher folder)
  • Tim Morton, “Architecture without Nature,” in Thresholds

 

Wednesday Oct 21-Non Traditional Approaches to Urban Revivalism

Readings (please post your comments about the FIRST TWO readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Brent Ryan, “Towards a Social Urbanism” in   Design after Decline: How America Rebuilds.    Shrinking Cities.
  • Joe Day, “The iUrbanisms of Los Angeles” in Places Journal.http://bit.ly/1M2CAmh
  • Optional: Van Der Ryn, Sim and Stuart Cowan, “Third Principle: Design with Nature”
  • Background/optional: Jane Jacobs, the Death and Life of Great American Cities.

Ecological Design.

Friday Oct 23- ‘Towards a Green Urban Life’

Group Meeting with Joseph Ingoldsby, “The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture in Massachusetts’s South Coast” (3-4pm, CVPA 156)

  • WEEK 10

Monday Nov 2 –Turning Sustainability into Art

Readings (please post your comments about ALL of the readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

 Wednesday November 4-Public Art and Sustainability

Readings (please post your comments about ALL of the readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

Friday Nov 6- ‘The Archivist of Urban Waste’

A session with New Bedford Photographer, John Robson

Readings (please post your comments about ONE of the following readings on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Tom McDonough. “The Archivist of Urban Waste: Zoe Leonard, Photographer as Rag-Picker”in Ruins (Documents of Contemporary Art).
  • Steven High and David Lewis. “Take only Pictures and Leave only Footprints” in CorporateWasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization.

BI-WEEKLEY ASSIGNMENT VI

Theme: Turning Sustainability into Art

Go this website: http://bit.ly/1yAu59h

Search an article in either of these two categories that might be of interest to you:

“Design” or “Tech and Gadgets”

Individual: Write a 3-page report and suggest ways to implement similar ideas that may be useful to your selected neighborhood in New Bedford (7th st)

The Dropbox folder available at: https://pamelakarimi.wordpress.com/students-projects

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MODULE 5:

WEEKS 11 & 12 (Nov 07, 11, 13) (Nov 16, 18, 20)

SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL DESIGN INTERVENTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

  • WEEK 11

Monday Nov 07- Limitations of the Temporary

Readings (please post your comments about this reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Jill Desimini, “Limitations of the Temporary: Landscape and Abandonment,” in Special issue of the Journal of Urban History. Pamela Karimi (ed)

Wednesday Nov 11-QUIZ 2/take home-no class

Friday Nov 13- ‘The City and the Moving Image’

A session with New Bedford Videographer Don Burton (3-4pm, CVPA 156)

  • WEEK 12

Monday Nov 16- Masdar City

Readings (please post your comments about this reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

Wednesday Nov 18- Lessons from European Shrinking Cities

Readings (please post your comments about this reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

  • Alan Mallach “Learning from Abroad: Lessons from European Shrinking Cities” in Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland.

Friday Nov 20- Dongtan Eco-City

Readings (please post your comments about this reading on the blog, prior to class meeting):

NO BIWEEKLY ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS MODULE: INSTEAD WORK ON YOUR FINAL PRESENTATIONS.

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MODULE 7:

WEEKS 13 & 14: Student Class Presentations: (Nov 23) (Nov 30, Dec 02, Dec 04)

No class on Nov 25th, instead attend the lecture on AHA! Night. Tuesday Nov 24, 9:30-10:45. Group 1, Rm 101. Extra Credit given for attendance!!!!!!!

Tuesday Nov 24, ‘The Artist as Entrepreneur’

A session with the former organizer of the AHA! Night. Tuesday Nov 24, 9:30-10:45. Group 1, Rm 101.

Dec 07: Selected Presentations at the NEW BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FINAL PROJECTS: After oral presentations, final works must be uploaded on the blog by the end of the day on Monday, December 16 (official FINAL EXAM day)

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