Postgraduate Course: ASN: The Global Ecologies Studio (ARCH11179)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Global Ecologies Studio will investigate large scale systems (both artificial and natural), beyond immediate perceptive grasp but made tangible through creative interpretation and measurement. This course responds to increasing demand across the arts and humanities, social and physical sciences to better understand environmental issues, such as climate change and globalised economies. The studio will explore cultural relationships between people, environment and technology, to address issues of cultural appropriation, such as energy production, information networks, settlement patterns and economic infrastructure, alongside associated questions of cultural value, social impact and physical integration, leading into broader cultural and philosophical theory, such as ecophilosophy, biosemiotics, intersubjective relations and anthropogenic activity.
The course is open to students who are culturally astute, politically aware and visually perceptive, responding to the current demand to educate a new generation through enlightened thought and engaged practice. To enhance practice this course has a series of reading groups and thematic seminars to explore precedents of creative practice and contemporary ideas.
To develop insight and personal awareness of environmental issues;
To question common assumptions and formulate a culturally astute understanding of environmental change;
To develop creative practice with the aim of bringing insight to complex and large scale system dynamics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflection: identify issues and debates pertinent to current global environmental concern
- Exploration: establish a set of methods to interpret systems that operate beyond perceptive grasp
- Synthesis: demonstrate a personal approach that articulates a response to global environmental issues
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mr Daniel Emmerson
Tel: 0131 651 5738