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Debate: Semiotics in Architecture

This debate was held during the recitation section of Architectural History III (ARCH 5203) in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Both teams debated the following proposition:

“Semiotics is an appropriate paradigm for architectural design because architecture is a visual text, or ‘language of form’.”

The team arguing the affirmative (i.e. that architecture and semiotics is compatible) consisted of:

1. Scott Barber
2. William ‘Glen’ Watson

The team arguing the negative (i.e. that architecture and semiotics are not compatible) consisted of:

1. Calum Dodson
2. Michael-Paul James

The results of the debate are announced at the end of the video.


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