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.
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 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.
3. Apply interdisciplinary methodologies to the study of relationships between urban culture and contemporary visual culture.
4. Present comprehensive written and oral arguments about the relationships between urban culture and contemporary visual culture.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 1000 words (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Essay, 2500 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Oral presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 8 minutes (20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
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Workload2 hours of lectures and a 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks (a total of 3 hours contact per teaching week). Students are expected to commit a further 94 hours of independent study over the semester. Total 130 hours.
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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9467||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|