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Debate: Deconstruction 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: “Peter Eisenman was ultimately right in asserting that architecture must remain autonomous from any influence outside its own rules of making.” The team arguing the affirmative (i.e. that architecture is an autonomous art form) consisted of: 1. Erika Laux 2. Diana Vancak The team arguing the negative (i.e. that architecture is not an autonomous art form) consisted of: 1. Elizabeth Cerny 2. Cara Martini The results of the debate are announced at the end of the video. Advertisements

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.