20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Place, in all its forms, has long inspired creativity, while the works that result are themselves inherently spatial.  This module will explore work from several historical and contemporary creative movements and associated cultural producers in context.  Why did their work arise where it did?  What difference did that place (or places) make to their aesthetic thought and expression?  How was space itself integral to their creative work?  This module will guide students through the intricate relationship between art across various media, geography, and the political.  Emphasis will be put on specific types of space and place as sites and mediums of aesthetic thought and creative practice.  Core themes will include identity, place and displacement, historical imaginations and the built environment, and creativity and socio-spatial transformation.

Staff Contact: OLUND ERIC N
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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