GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:41.
Courses taught by Yanni Loukissas
09305: Master of Design Studies Final Project (ADV 0930500)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 8 credits
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 coursework.
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.
This 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.
09662: Proseminar in Art, Design and the Public Domain (ADV 0966200)
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00 40 Kirkland 1D
The proseminar will serve as a space for artistic and design experimentation, and discussion intended to foreground students' emergent interests, concepts, and methodologies toward their analytical, interventional, and transformative practice.
In this course the students will be developing and sharing their independent artistic work while exploring and discussing potential subjects for the final projects in the Art, Design and the Public Domain concentration.
Through presentations, readings, precedent studies and critique sessions—all student-led—the course will build towards a shared set of questions about the changing meaning of public realms—physical and/or virtual.
In the first half of the proseminar, students will select and present relevant examples of theory and practice as a means of framing their own intellectual and artistic interests.
In the second half, students will focus primarily on the development of artistic and design experiments, with opportunities to test these projects with outside critics, practitioners and publics.
The structure of the proseminar will be creatively interrupted by invited talks and workshops from internationally accomplished artists and designers whose work critically contributes to the discursive life and well-being of the public domain.
In order to encourage the broader GSD community to engage with the critical themes and questions of Art, Design and the Public Domain, some of the sessions with invited guests will be open to the entire school.
The proseminar will also be occasionally diverted by field trips to the relevant public sites and events, meet important artist and designers, visit public art organizations and agencies as well as prominent working studios.
Evaluation will be based on seminar participation and presentations as well as the quality and ambition of art and design work.
This course is limited to and required for students in Art, Design and the Public Domain MDesS track.