Domesticity in Architecture, Art & Film

Despite Modern Architecture’s emphasis on housing, the domestic realm (its interiority, experience and occupancy) is often a neglected area of study since attention is focused on housing as a large-scale urban form. Yet, domestic spaces embed important issues of gender, class, taste, ethnicity, family filial ties ('filiality') and identity. This interdisciplinary module explores the concept of domesticity – how and where we live – by examining its portrayals in architecture, art and film. It gives a broad and critical overview by working through a series of key contemporary architectural, art and film projects drawn from Asia, Europe and the United States.

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