Space is the place. What does it mean to talk about space? What's to the idea of "belonging" to a place or "feeling" out of place? Why does an event "take place"? This course develops a dialectical materialism of the built environment from several disciplines, reworking the older temporal logics of the dialectic into spatial ones, and performing a thought experiment whereby we exclude the usual terms like time, diachrony, language, history, subjectivity, and desire, in favor of ones that help us think space, place, and matter together--generating new contradictions, even new insolubilia and paradoxes, to reorient our perception of the world.