11.309J / 4.215J Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

As taught in: Spring 2006

Photo of feet walking on a park path.

An image from Post Office Square in Boston. (Image courtesy of Francisca Rojas. Used with permission.)




Alex MacLean

Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn

Course Features

Course Description

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues.

The class Web site can be found here: Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.