Poetics and politics

I'm in two space-related classes this semester: The Fictional House, which is a writing workshop about our relationship to the built environment, and the Politics of Space, which is about the political elements of architecture and planning.

There's a lot of room for overlap in the material here, but one overlap I wasn't expecting was in name: the textbook for The Fictional House is "The Poetics of Space."

I have absolutely no doubt that the similarity between the phrases "The Poetics of Space" and "The Politics of Space" is going to confuse me constantly all semester.