Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

Photo of feet walking on a park path.

An image from Post Office Square in Boston. (Image courtesy of Francisca Rojas. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

11.309J / 4.215J

As Taught In

Spring 2006



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Course Features

Course Description

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues.

The class Web site can be found here: Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry.