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Postgraduate Course: ASN: Creative Practice 1 - Contextual Assignments (ARCH11180)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis first semester module consists of at least two major projects that introduce ideas of contextual engagement and cross-disciplinary theories and practices by providing a varied range of settings to challenge a number of practice-led investigations and experimentations. The combination of projects confront issues of scale, method, abstraction and transformation of information, while developing signifying practices that will culminate in the construction of site related installations.

To assert the values inherent in interdisciplinary collaboration and generate an awareness of the links between contexts, research and creative practice;
To encourage theoretical and practical experimentation based on rigorous research skills interrelated with applied practice;
To enhance your skills of critical analysis and evaluation, which allow complex issues to be examined systematically and creatively.

Mode of delivery:
field work, studio work, installation
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77, Fieldwork Hours 20, External Visit Hours 7, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 253 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will offer a structured approach for development through individual tutorials and group discussion. Group interaction is encouraged and given the multidisciplinary make-up of the studio cohort collaborative projects are encouraged. The criteria for assessment are aligned with the learning outcomes and course aims.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Exploration: initiate a process of experimental practice-led investigations.
  2. Development: demonstrate an endeavour to relate and reflect upon thematic and conceptual strands.
  3. Synthesis: develop a sense of how projects themselves can become contexts of encounter.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography:
ALLEN, STAN Points+Lines: Diagrams and projects for the City Princeton Arch. Press NY 1999 BACHELARD, GASTON The poetics of Space Beacon Press Boston 1994 (original published 1964) BEARDSLEY, JOHN. Earthworks and Beyond, Contemporary Art in the Landscape, Abbeville Press, New York, 1989 BLAFFER HARDY, SARAH Mother Nature. Natural Selection & The Female of The Species Chatto & Windus. London. 2000. BUNSHOTEN, RAOUL Urban Flotsam 010 Publishers Rotterdam, 2001 CACHE, BERNARD Earth Moves: The Furnishing of Territories MIT Press 1995 FERNIE, JES Two Minds Artists and Architects in Collaboration Black Dog Publishing, 2006 GALOFERA, LUCA Artscapes: Art as an Approach to Contemporary Landscape GG Barcelona 2003 GEDDES, PATRICK Cities in Evolution. Williams and Norgate. 1915. GLENDINNING, MILES & PAGE, DAVID Clone City Polygon/RCAHMS Edinburgh. 1999 GOODING, MEL & FURLONG, WILLIAM Songs of the Earth European Artists and the Landscape Thames + Hudson 2002 NEMITZ, BARBARA. Trans Plant; living vegetation in contemporary art, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000 PALLASMAA, JUNANI The Eyes of the Skin . Architecture and the Senses. Academy Editions. London. 1996. RHOWBOTHAM, KEVIN Field Event/Field Space Serial Books, Black Dog Pub. Lon 1999 SHIGEMATSU, SOIKU 'A Zen Forest'. Ed. Weatherhill. New York + Tokyo. 1981 SMITHSON, ROBERT The Collected Writings University of California Press Berkeley SMOUT, GARY & ALLEN, LAURA Augmented Landscapes (Pamphlet Architecture 28. NY. Princeton Architectural Press 2007 THOMPSON, D'ARCY WENTWORTH On Growth and Form Dove Edition 1992 (originally published 1942) WEIBEL, PAUL Olufar Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded MIT Press 2001
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMr Gordon Ross Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
Course secretaryMiss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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