COURSE: Concepts of Public Space (2015/16)

Semester I: 25-29 August, 2015 with Olga Schmedling Guests: Dag Østerberg and Jan Digerud

MONDAY 25.8.

10-12 Lecture: Olga Schmedling: ”A social historical perspective on changing paradigms of Art and Arcitecture

12-13 Lunch

13-16 Questioning the concepts ”public”, ”private”, ”space”, ”art”. Reading, interpreting, discussing Hannah Arendt´s concepts of ”public” and ”private”


9-12 Introduction to Jürgen Habermas The Structural Transformation of the Public Realm”, Richard Sennett´s Fall of Public Man and Dag Østerberg´s ”Oslo´s four sediments” – a socio-material approach to Architecture in Oslo

11-12 Questioning the different approaches

12-13 Lunch

13-16 Reading,interpreting, discussing the concepts of Habermas, Sennett and Østerberg– using exemples


9-15 Walking in the City – Oslo´s four sediments – DIsciplinary, Bourgeois, Functionalist, Mazdaist together with professor philosopher, sociologist Dag Østerberg and professor, architect Jan Digerud. Detailed Program follows


9-11 Discussing the experience of walking – comparing the different approaches

11-12 Introduction to Michel de Certeau´s The Practice of Everyday Life and Henri Lefebre Production of Space

12.13 Lunch

13-16 Reading, interpreting and discussing

FRIDAY 29.8.

9-12 Introduction to Chantal Mouffe Agonistc Politics and Artistic Practices

12-13 Lunch

13-16 Discussing Mouffe´s approach compared to the other ones. Summing up the week´s experiences and discussions