- Code ARTV6807
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course will offer students an introduction to the relationships between urban development and artistic production. The scope of the course is broad, geographically as well as temporally. The disciplinary approaches utilised are similarly wide, including architectural history, urban design, and political theory in addition to the history of art and cinema.
This course may be offered in semester mode or as an intensive.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the development of urban culture across several geographical and temporal locations.
2. Relate ideas about the development of urban cultures to contemporary visual culture in light of theorisation on urbanism.
Apply interdisciplinary methodologies to the study of relationships between urban culture and contemporary visual culture, including insights from human geography and architectural theory in addition to art history.
Present sophisticated and detailed written and oral arguments about the relationships between urban culture and contemporary visual culture.
Indicative AssessmentOral Presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 12 minutes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Essay, 4500 wds (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
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WorkloadSemester length delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Intensive delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm); and b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingLehmann, Steffen, ed., Back to the City: Strategies for Informal Urban Interventions: Collaboration between Artists and Architects. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009.
Gastman, Roger, Street World: Urban Culture from Five Continents. London: Thames and Hudson, 2007.
Emden, Christian, et. al., eds., Imagining the City. Oxford; New York: Peter Lang, 2006.
Sennett, Richard, Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
Kostof, Spiro, The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History. Boston, Mass., Little, Brown and Co., 1991.
Mossop, Elizabeth and Walton, Paul, eds., City Spaces: Art and Design. Sydney, NSW: Craftsman House, 2001.
Sadler, Simon, The Situationist City. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998.
Penz, Francois and Thomas, Maureen, eds., Cinema and Architecture. London: British Film Institute, 1997.
Kostof, Spiro, The City Assembled: Elements of Urban Form Through History. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.
Miles, Malcolm, et. al., eds., The City Cultures Reader. London: Routledge, 2000.
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