BE 498 F | BE 598 F Cities on Screen: Film, Design and the Built Environment is being offered once again winter quarter. This interdisciplinary 1-credit seminar through the College of the Built Environment is open to all interested graduates and undergraduates. Join us beginning in January to explore the theme of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Film offers dramatic insights into how we envision, construct and navigate our built environments. At the same time, cinema influences how we understand and design complex ideas and real places. Winter quarter we explore different genres of films from across the world and investigate the intersection of transportation, movement and the city. We’ll examine both metaphors and (real) mobilities, and the ways in which movies imagine urban travel and infrastructure, and the stories and experiences modes of transport inspire.