fascist government

an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

Terms from “Tapestry of Space: Domestic Architecture and Underground Communities in Margaret Morton’s Photography of a Forgotten New York”

  1. fascist government – an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
  2. dérive- an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the travelers
  3. flânerie- “stroller”, “lounger”
  4. psychogeography – the emotional and behavioral affect a space has on a individual

Responses to the Passages from Schindler’s “Architectural Exclusion”

  1. “…wealthy white residents of suburban Atlanta, Georgia, suburban San Francisco, California, and Washington, D.C., have organized to oppose the locating of transit stops in their communities, at least in part because transit would enable people who live in poorer areas of the cities to easily access these wealthier areas”
    •  This passage describes how wealthy white Americans vote against transit stops in their suburban neighborhoods because they do not want poor people or people of color in their neighborhoods. They believe that these people will cause problems and become a nuisance in their communities. These wealthy individuals are directly contributing to the geographic divide between upper class and lower class Americans. They ultimately believe that if more poor people are in their area, this will cause more crime and decrease the property values of their homes and businesses. Not only does the prevention of transit stops deter poorer people from having jobs in suburban cities but it also makes lower class individuals feel less worthy of obtaining those jobs in the first place.


  1. “…’there is no such thing as a neutral design”
    • Some places that are supposed to accommodate everyone fall short of expectations in reality. An example of this would Georgia State University’s Atlanta campus. While the architects probably intended for the campus to be accessible for people of all abilities, there are many obstacles for people with disabilities. There are several areas around campus that people in wheelchairs would not be able access because there are no ramps for them. This is just one of the many examples of external designs that are meant to be neutral but are not. Not every design can be neutral because there will always be someone or something that can not be accommodated by a specific landform.

GSU Plaza

The plaza is where several groups on campus show case their organizations mainly  on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The plaza is where several groups on campus showcase their organizations mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Syllabus and course info quiz

  1. What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.
    • Reading Summaries (6) http://spaceplacerhet.pdarrington.net/category/readingsummaries/
    • Annotated Bibliography (10 annotations) http://spaceplacerhet.pdarrington.net/category/annotatedbibs/
    • Built Environment Descriptions (3, one each for exterior, interior, and digital) http://spaceplacerhet.pdarrington.net/projects-2/#bedescriptions
    • Built Environment Analysis (1)
  1. How will your final grade be calculated?

If I receive at least 2500 points, I will receive an A in the class. If I do not receive 2500 points, then the top earner from each section will determine the grading scale for the rest of section.

  1. What is the “submission form” and how do you use it?

We use the submission forms to submit anything for which we would like to earn points. On the form, we fill out our name, email address, what we are submitting, and the URL/link to what we are submitting.

  1. Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).


  1. Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.



  1. Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

You find it under the heading that says, “ what is the general plan for the course, and when are things due?”

  1. What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

You can look at the green and orange sections of Mrs. A’s webpage and you can also find it under the heading that says, “ what is the general plan for the course, and when are things due?”.

  1. What is the attendance policy?

We earn 20 points for coming to class and lose 20 points for an unexcused absence.


  1. What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of class?

Office hours: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30a.m; I can make appointment by emailing you at parrington2@gsu.edu

  1. How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.



Class attendance: 20 points (missed class -20 points)

Study group organization and participation: up to 25

Individual office hour visit (come with specific questions or topics for discussion): 20

Group meetings with instructor (come with specific questions or topics for discussion): 20

Blog posts reflecting practice of course concepts: up to 50

Constructive commentary on blogs: 15

Extra submissions to image, sound, site description repositories:10/per

Extra reading summaries: up to 50/per Add an “about me” page to your website: 20

Create Facebook groups around topics, projects or readings: up to 50

Contribute to the glossary of terms: 15 per

Contribute markers to collaborative Google map: 10 per

Complete tutorials from Writer’s Help: 20 per

Complete Lynda.com tutorial on a relevant technology: up to 50


  1. How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?

You can earn up to 25 points

  1. How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

Accumulating at least 2500 points

  1. What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

Completing all four of the major projects and earning the minimum amount of points for each of them


  1. What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

You can either email Mrs. A or refer to the syllabus for help.


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Great summary of the thing. Evidence, evidence.

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