"The seminar will focus on the question of Utopia as it appears (or disappears) in selected works by O.M. Ungers from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. Special attention will be given to competitions and other unbuilt works as a form of design research developed by Ungers during this period."
An investigation into the career of German architect OM Ungers. The class's focus should be on his resolutely a-political stance on form and practice in light of contemporary politcal theory about architecture. The class would be an opportunity to re-evaluate some of this brilliant architect's theoretical failings and open them to more contemporary discussions of form and aesthetics as a a volatile political category in architecture.
Reinhold Martin would be the desired lecturer for this class.