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English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
11 minutes to complete

Introduction to Public Art and Pedagogy

This short module provides an overview of the course's structure, working process, global community, and overall guidelines. Make sure to read it right away and refer back to it when needed....
1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings
3 readings
Course Structure3m
Community Collaboration3m
Course Information and Resources3m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Public Art and Spatial Politics: Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

This lesson will lay out some basic definitions and examples of public practice and socially engaged art, especially as they relate to spatial politics. We will examine the critical role that such practices have had in relation to various forms of urbanism and social planning and consider the physical and symbolic mechanisms that separate the global and the local, the urban and the rural, the visible and the invisible, citizens and immigrants, settlers and refugees. The lecture and guest presentations will provide foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments with spatial politics....
8 videos (Total 80 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
From Land Art to the Production of Space11m
Memorial Reenactments & Public Acts10m
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment7m
Claire Doherty (CC)6m
Tom Finklepearl11m
Rick Lowe11m
Enrique Peñalosa (CC)9m
1 reading
Quick note about guest presenters40m
1 practice exercise
Public Art and Spatial Politics Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Public Art and Spatial Politics: Projects and Peer Reviews

The prompt, lecture and guest presentations will provide the foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments with spatial politics. Students will need to choose one lesson to complete: The social method project or the worldwide flashmob project. ...
2 quizzes
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Fictions, Alternative Structures, and Mock-Institutions: Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

By definition, social art is a collective endeavor. It might seek to transform larger social structures and economies. Perhaps more modestly, it might offer some alternatives or simply confront immediate challenges. The production of an unusual, creative, or engaged collective body can be its final goal. In this lesson we will learn how socially engaged artists have used the guise or actual form of organizations and institutions such as churches, corporations, banks, government offices, and other social units as the very media of their work. This lesson’s practical components will ask students to invent their own alternative social structures or fictional interventions....
9 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
State, Church, and Corporation as Media11m
Intentional Communities and Science as Muse8m
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment3m
Fran Ilich4m
Cesare Pietroiusti11m
Ruangrupa13m
Greg Sholette7m
Caroline Woolard6m
1 practice exercise
Fictions, Alternative Structures, and Mock-Institutions Quiz20m
Week
5
4 hours to complete

Fictions, Alternative Structures, and Mock-Institutions: Projects and Peer Reviews

The prompt, lecture and guest presentations will provide foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments with spatial politics....
2 quizzes
Week
6
1 hour to complete

Experimental Pedagogy: Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

Many socially engaged artists are invested in the communication of ideas through education or educational projects. From Freire and Boal to Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro’s Womanhouse and the CalArts Feminist Art Program a brief review of experimental or radical pedagogy and its influence on art is hence the focus of this lesson. Using various technologies and social forms, some of these works set out to transform education from within. Others intentionally position themselves as self-organized platforms outside of institutions. Our focus will be on how the production of alternative communities of learning can challenge the hierarchies, professionalization, homogenization, and economy of current education systems. This week’s practical components will invite students to rethink their relationship to education as they chose between small-scale socialization and massive collaboration....
6 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment4m
Tania Bruguera9m
Sean Dockray (CC)9m
Suzanne Lacy11m
Cesare Pietroiusti11m
1 reading
Quick note about guest presenters10m
1 practice exercise
Experimental Pedagogy Quiz20m
Week
7
6 hours to complete

Experimental Pedagogy: Projects and Peer Reviews

The prompt, lecture and guest presentations will provide a foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments with spatial politics....
3 quizzes
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Top Reviews

By JQDec 11th 2017

Interesting perspective on art I hadn't considered prior to this course. Thanks so much.

Instructors

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Pedro Lasch

Visual Artist and Associate Research Professor
Duke Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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Nato Thompson

Chief Curator
Creative Time

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