UD 714 Public Properties-II
Instructed by Cyrus Peñarroyo
Fall 2019

“Perspective subjects the artistic phenomenon to stable and even mathematically exact rules, but on the other hand, makes that phenomenon contingent upon human beings, indeed upon the individual: for these rules refer to the psychological and physical conditions of the visual impression, and the way they take effect is determined by the freely chosen position of a subjective ‘pointof view.’”
– Erwin Panofsky, “Perspective as Symbolic Form”

The exercise encourages students to create an urban diorama using at least three of the typologies in Chicago to show different events (political protest, climate change, surveillance, and Amazon) only by objects (without figures). Next, a human-scaled perspective will be constructed that shows two human figures. The resultant rendering should question its own truthfulness in order to reflect on how urban narratives are produced.

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