The CONTEXTUALIZATION 1 part of the master programme Art and Public Space aims at internalizing theoretical insight for practical use by focusing on socio-historical changes of the concepts “art” and “public space” (öffentlichkeit): reading, interpreting, discussing and writing. We will have a closer look at different ways of interpreting the boundaries between public and private, different notions of “public space”/”sphere”/”site” and different notions of “art”, different artistic movements exploring object-based versus participatory-based conventions during history, with a special attention to groups opposing hegemonic conventions, ranging from social avant-garde via Situationist International movement to participatory projects.
CREDIT POINTS MAPS 1: 10
The CONTEXTUALIZATION 2 part of the master-programme Art and public space aims at internalizing theoretical insight for practical use in the student´s own research: reading, interpreting, discussing and writing – with special attention to various interdisciplinary approaches to the public space, highlighting different and conflicting interests, various methods and tools within urban planning, sociology, urban geography, philosophy, politics etc. We will focus on various discourses and on different ways of collaboration, participating and negotiating with different groups, with specialist, layers and politicians, resulting in different ways of artistic approaches to the public space: intervention, occupation, displacement, perpetuation etc.
CREDIT POINTS MAPS 2: 10