This Institute will use City-as-Text ™ methodology to explore the city squares and coastal ports of greater Boston with particular emphasis on how those spaces are constructed, and have been reconstructed, throughout the city’s history. Beginning with field explorations that probe the urban centers of Boston and Cambridge, Institute participants will also spend a full day examining the seaside towns north of Boston, such as Salem, Gloucester, Rockport and Newburyport. Participants will engage with these spaces through direct observations, discussions, interviews, writing assignments and mapping exercises. A culminating workshop will focus on ways participants can adapt City-as-Text ™ methodology to work on their own campuses. This pedagogical approach can be applied in many disciplines and nearly any setting.
This faculty institute will be held in Boston, MA from June 26-30, 2013 (staying through July 4th for Boston’s popular Esplande celebration possible if arrangements are made early)
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