The mid-twentieth century brought an era of change and innovation in most aspects of the world, from the 1950s with cake mix, transistor radios, lasers, car seat belts, and tape recorders; to the 1970s with lava lamps, the early internet, and putting a man on the moon. There were also new and amazing ideas about what cities and architecture would look like in the future. This class will review parallel development of the Modern City and contemporary media technologies that inspired representations of architecture through photography, cinema, television, and more. Focusing on the cultural forces that shaped the relationship between cities and media, we will also analyze the psychological and sociological effects media has on our perception and understanding of architecture.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+.
This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Ryan Jarles is the Preservation Planner at The Landmark Society and a member of the Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs) Steering Committee. He is a native of Nashville Tennessee (and does not have a southern accent). He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Historic Preservation. He started his career as a Historic Preservationist and Assistant Curator for a small museum in Savannah. He then joined the National Park Service as a Historic Preservationist at Fort Pulaski National Monument. After only a year with the NPS, he took on the position of Cultural Resources Planner in the City of Savannah for a few years prior to making the big move up to Rochester. Ryan has a slight obsession with film/media/music and how architecture is portrayed within them that promptly formed after taking “Architecture: Film and Media” in college.
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