APEC 6100 Ethics, Efficacy & Architecture in the Globalized Economy

The course is an interdisciplinary seminar, deliberately crossing the boundaries among theory, professional practice and pedagogical studies, and considering the significance for architecture of issues in economics, sociology, criminology, political science, and intellectual history. This broad scope is essential in addressing paradigms of value and action as they constitute ethical (or counter-ethical) models within architectural practice, education and criticism in an increasing globalized economy and professional context. We will examine the political economy of the relations between practitioners and critics, between publications and public relations, intellectual ethics and democratic practices.