264.179 open artistic concept and practice - urban matters
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyze and evaluate the results of their research (projects, texts and other materials) for the web-database urban-matters.org (relaunch October 2020) with regard to their relevance. This course provides a profound insight into the current discourse on urban issues and critical artistic-urbanistic practice and enlarges the international network of the students  for their future career.

Subject of course

Urban-matters.org is an international web database which Barbara Holub installed in the frame of her research project " Planinng Unplanned" (see the publication: Planning Unplanned. Can Art Have a Function? Towards a New Function of Art in Society", eds. Christine Hohenbüchler/ Barbara Holub, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2015).

Urban-matters.org offers a growing survey of (public)art projects, organizations and institutions of diverse cultural and geo-political backgrounds worldwide for locating and connecting urgent urban issues and discussing innovative urbanistic-artistic approaches, tools and methods at the intersection of art, urban planning, critical political involvement and theory engaged in urban issues on a longer term perspective for urban planning, addressing the following questions:

How can we develop new visions for urban and regional matters and introduce new social and societal values as intrinsic aspect for urban development? Which role can art and artistic strategies play in the context of urban issues and urban development? How can art maintain its autonomy within processes of urban planning? How can urban practitioners in their transdisciplinary roles achieve a position recognized as equal to other experts engaged in urban planning? Which conditions are needed to install new tools and strategies for urban planning?

The goal of urban-matters.org is not only to provide an overview of the manifold projects and initiatives engaged in developing new methods, but to learn from other contexts. Therefore extracting the tools, strategies and issues of the projects and their various contexts is a major component to turn the database into an eminent ressource for urban practitioners, urban planning departments, (community) organizations and residents.

In the seminar the students will research relevant projects worldwide, as well as texts/ publications related to the topic, and will develop ideas for communicating urban-matters.org to the international community.

The students will thus not only actively contribute to urban-matters.org, but will have the opportunity to connect to international innovative artistic-urbanistic practices and grow their professional network.

Teaching methods

independant research; reading; group discussions of the researched projects; we try out how to work collectively in a team and assume responsability for independant work.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

In this blocked seminar the first date (introduction) is compulsory, but the other dates for the meetings will be coordinated individually according to the progress of research.The here mentioned dates only serve for feedback on researched projects the students will carry out independently between these dates.

Students from various cultural backgrounds are especially invited to make use of their mother tongues for researching projects in other countries.

Thu, 14.10.2020, 17-19:00 Introduction to www.urban-matters.org
Thu, 28.10.2020, 17-19:00 Intensive research of projects, texts, tools and strategies
Thu, 11.11.2020, 17-19:00   Discussion of the researched projects and texts; selection
Thu, 02.12.2020, 17-19:00   contacting the authors of the projects
Thu, 09.12.2020, 17-19:00   collecting information by the authors, preparing texts for www.urban-matters.org

Thu, 16.12.2020, 17-19:00 (in case of...)
Thu, 13.01.2021, 17-19:00 finalizing the contributions and publishing on www.urban-matters.org

LOCATION: Lecture Room AC0440 (4. OG, Stg. 4 Raum-Nr. AC0440, 110,00m², ca. 50 Sitzplätze) Karlsplatz 13

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu17:00 - 19:0014.10.2021 - 27.01.2022Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
open artistic concept and practice - urban matters - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu14.10.202117:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu28.10.202117:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu11.11.202117:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu25.11.202117:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu09.12.202117:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu13.01.202217:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu20.01.202217:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Thu27.01.202217:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AC0440 Offene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Researching projects for urban-matters.org; the students will research on their own: In the mentioned dates/ meetings we will discuss
their researched projects and publications as well as their relevance for urban-matters.org; Contacting the authors
of relevant projects and requesting material; Writing texts for the presentation of projects on urban-matters.org.


Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 18.02.2022written17.02.2022 16:00 - 17.02.2022 23:00TISSOffene künstlerische Konzepte und Praktiken urban matters

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2021 00:01 10.10.2021 22:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture
066 443 Architecture

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

interest in research - and possibly - knowledge on artistic-urbanistic projects related to innovative planning strategies in the international context;

The publication "Planning Unplanned" is the major basis of the seminar and must be studied as prerequisite: It is available at the Institute for Art and Design 1 and can be downloaded here.

Miscellaneous

Language

if required in English