GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

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Courses taught by Krzysztof Wodiczko

02482: Art, Design and the Public Domain (VIS 0248200)

Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00   20 Sumner 1C

Instructor(s)
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

This seminar is intended to serve as an important research, discussion and presentation forum, information resource and a critical laboratory for further development of GSD's program in Art Design and the Public Domain.

The course will focus on informed review and discussion in contemporary transformative, analytical, critical, and interventional art and design practice that engages public spaces and lives of people in the cities.

Student interests and instructor suggestions will become a base for assigned readings, research, and presentation projects. Some seminar sessions will include appearances of invited artists, curators, and critics, as well as film screenings, and site visits.

In the course of readings, discussions and presentations students will be exposed to issues and notions of: Public Domain, Space, Place, Realm, and Sphere, Polis, Parrhesia, Public, Community and Interventionist Art, Spatial Practices, Agonistic Democracy, Memorial, Monument, Public Testimony, Public Speech-Act, Pro-test, Trauma Recovery, Collective Cultural Superego, Site, Audience, and Community Specific Art, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Epic Theater, Derive and Detournemant, Psychogeography, Performative, Interrogative, and Critical Design, the concepts of the Event, the Political, and the Public, Strategy and Tactics, Nomads War Machine, and State Apparatus, Transitional Object, Good Enough Mother, Relational Aesthetics, Art as Responsive and Interactive Environment, Cultural Prosthetics and other.


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02483: Interrogative Design: Animating Monuments (VIS 0248300)

Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 3:00 - 6:00   7 Sumner 104

Instructor(s)
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

The course will focus on the ways in which designers and artists can help the "entrenched in the past" monuments to become enlivened for the living - be relevant, meaningful and critically useful in the present.

In search for an innovative contribution to such a task, the course participants may consider adaptation, invention and development of various kinds of equipment, instruments, implements, and media interface, propose and test architectural/sculptural installations, performative actions, events etc. in their design explorations and experiments.

The word "monument" may be understood in many ways: as an unanimated structure, as a person or as a social group that immersed in a melancholic (often post traumatic) condition that remains in a state of "freezing of the failure situation" (D.W. Winnicott) or exists as "the living monument to her or his (or their) own trauma (J. Herman).

Blank facades and blind eyes of lofty civic monuments face the speechless and estranged residents living in their shadows, on their steps and under their feet. Both the city monuments and the city residents seem to be in need to be animated, even re-animated. In this way, the art of animating monuments may include the animation of ourselves as existential and political subjects, the reactualization and critical mobilization of built symbolic structures among which we live, and of developing our more conscious and meaningful relation to them.

This workshop-seminar will be based on development of artistic and design projects supported by readings discussions and reviews as well as a response and input from guest consultants and critics. Media experiments and artistic interventions engaging existing public statues and monuments will be critical part of the course.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Eve Blau, Preston Scott Cohen, Jill Desimini, Gareth Doherty, Ann Forsyth, Andreas Georgoulias, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Herzfeld, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Jane Hutton, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Jerold Kayden, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Mark Mulligan, John Nastasi, Erkin Ozay, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Raymond Torto, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Diane Davis, Martin Bechthold

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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09305: Master of Design Studies Final Project (ADV 0930500)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Instructor(s)
Diane Davis, Richard T.T. Forman, Michael Hooper, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Allen Sayegh, Jesse Shapins, Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

The Final Project will consist of a theoretical/position component, and of a practical/experimental component. The scope of each of the two components will be determined according to the student's preference, and considering the specific character of the project in consultation with the area coordinator and the advisor. In exceptional cases the final project may be solely based on (expanded in scope and ambition) a theoretical component. A theoretical, written component is required for all final projects. The final project is equivalent to 8 units of courseworkTheoretical/Position component-A written document presenting the original contribution to, and original argument for your artistic/design/research project defended within the context of current discourses in relevant disciplinary fields. The theoretical argument must present the original methodology of the project and position it in relation to:-Relevant present day artistic and design practices and their specific methodologies-Relevant theoretical and critical discourses (including your elaborations on relevant "pro" and "contra" positions)-The relevant historical tradition Practical/Experimental componentThis component involves an original artistic/design project conceived, developed and presented as a public presentation, exhibition, installation, performance, action, and intervention in a physical or/and electronic space. The public presentation is a crucial part of the final project and is required. The Final Project's printed presentation as publishable document (that contains the theoretical argument and a graphic and textual presentation of the practical/experimental component)is also required.


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