GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013

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Courses taught by Krzysztof Wodiczko

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

Architecture
Lecture Workshop - 4 credits
Tuesday 3:00 - 6:00   40 Kirkland 1D

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, presentations and in the process of working on special public art project the students will be exposed to issues and notions of Public Domain, Public Space and Public Sphere, Parrhesia, Interventionist Art, Agonistic Democracy, Memorial and Monument, Traumatic Stress, Cultural Trauma, Public Testimony, Speech-Act, Pro-test, Site Specific and Audience Specific Art, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, the Epic Theater, Derive, Detournement and Psychogeography, Performative, Interrogative, and Critical Design, the concepts of the Event, the Political, Strategy and Tactics, Nomadology, 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: Projection-Animation (VIS 0248300)

Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00   40 Kirkland 1D

Instructor(s)
Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

This course will focus on the ways in which designers and artists can help to enliven both existing and future monuments and facades for the living - to be relevant, meaningful and critically useful in the ever-changing present.

Projection-Animation may be seen as one of the ways in which the architecture of buildings and monuments can combine their own permanence with change through media armament for creative public inspiration, responsiveness and interactivity.

In the context of rapid urban transformation, the blank facades of lofty civic edifices and the blind eyes of silent public monuments face the speechless and estranged residents living in their shadow - often on their steps and under their feet. In such cases both the city's monuments and the city's residents seem to need animation, even re-animation; existentially, culturally and politically.

In this way, the art of animating facades and monuments may be based on re-actualizing and critically mobilizing symbolic spatial structures that we live among while creating conditions for the animation of ourselves and others as existential, political subjects and public “projectors.”

In search for an innovative contribution to these tasks, the course participants may consider adapting, inventing and developing various kinds of equipment and interfaces; proposing and developing architectural video, sonic projections and new architectural designs that integrate media animation; and testing façade mapping projects combined (when desired) with performative participatory actions and events.

The course will focus primarily on the development of artistic and design-centered projection-animation projects. This practical work will be supplemented and supported by selected readings, discussions and reviews, as well as responses and input from guest consultants and critics.
Media experiments and artistic interventions engaging existing or proposed buildings, facades, statues and monuments will be a 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, Frank Apeseche, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Joan Busquets, Jana Cephas, Ed Eigen, Rosetta Elkin, Andreas Georgoulias, Michael Hooper, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Judith Grant Long, Yanni Loukissas, David Mah, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Mark Mulligan, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Christine Smith, Maryann Thompson, Raymond Torto, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Diane Davis, Eric Howeler, Neil Brenner

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 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)
Jana Cephas, Yanni Loukissas, Erika Naginski, 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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