Ow does your site compare to the Panopticon?
This is critical essay assignment. Write 5-7 pages, double spaced, font size 12 in Times New Roman.
Field trip: How sites modify behavior
For this assignment, visit a site or a building. This may be a school, a specific building or part of the USC campus, a court house, a grocery store, a mall, any place you like where you are indeed allowed to visit!!! Move around in your selected space and take notice of how the architecture, potential art, or planning attempts to inpact you and may alter your behavior. Some questions you may choose to address are: Are there anti-rioting measures taken in the architecture or planning of your site? Is there a surveillance structure? How does your site compare to the Panopticon? Are there signs giving you information or that make you act with care? Cameras? Artworks which meanings may suggest that you should behave a certain way with respect or calm? Are there color choices that seem unexpected or precisely expected? Analyze the general and the very specific.
Recommended: you may want to read the Pruitt-Igoe Myth: Bristol, Katharine (in for instance the Journal of Architectural Education May 1991).You can find it online if you google it.