Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn
11.309J / 4.215J
Also included with the assignments for this course are examples of student work, available through the class website from Fall 2012.
This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing or investigating urban landscapes, and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on light, detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning.
The current version of the class website for the course can be found here: Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Spirn, Anne. 11.309J Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-309j-sensing-place-photography-as-inquiry-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA