This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the intricate connections between law, visual culture, and land throughout history. Through a cross-disciplinary and cross-geographic lens, we delve into the ways in which these elements intersect and influence each other. We will examine the role of law and visual culture in shaping land use, ownership, and the socio-political landscape, with a focus on the Americas. By analyzing historical events, architectural practices, and indigenous perspectives, we aim to uncover the multifaceted relationships that have shaped the modern world.
1. To understand the historical and contemporary relationships between law, visual culture, and land in a cross-disciplinary context.
2. To explore the ways in which indigenous perspectives and experiences have shaped land and legal systems in the Americas.
3. To promote a deeper understanding of how land, law, and visual culture have contributed to the formation of modern identities and societies.