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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Course: ASN: The Creative Ecologies Studio (ARCH11176)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis supervised course provides a structured process, animated by a transdisciplinary sensibility, to engage complex environmental situations, exploring the interconnections between people, society, and environment. Working from the axiom of ecology, that all things are interconnected, creative practice is charged with the potential to bring measure and insight to our anthropocentric condition.

The studio will focus on the scale of the human landscape exploring comparative ideas across art, architecture and science, in particular the challenge of engendering environmental change, by exploring ideas related to systems theory, embodied values and experiential natures, relational technologies and applied media, sustainability and resilience, eco-philosophy and critical theory, as a creative response to the world around us.

This course is open to students in disciplines that engage environment, whether through creative or science based approaches, who are seeking to enrich their own experience through comparative multidisciplinary insight.

The starting point of this studio is to recognise the group involved as an ecology of ideas, from which to negotiate common themes of interest. The aim is to identify a series of thematic ideas as a consensus amongst the group from which 5 micro exhibitions will be produced in ECA┐s Tent Gallery. This process will offer students the opportunity to negotiate ideas within a group setting, from which a series of practical outputs will provide professionally aligned exhibition works.

Aims:
To develop knowledge of comparative multidisciplinary practices that engage complex environments;
To encourage experimentation through speculative approaches that engage the environment;
To refine a personal creative practice that negotiates environmental complexity.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Reflection: present a series of precedents through personal research interests related to the course subject area
  2. Exploration: initiate a speculative practice led project relative to principles derived from personal research
  3. Synthesis: establish a clear rationale that connects personal research and practice through a process of applied knowledge
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Donald Urquhart
Tel:
Email: d.urquhart@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
Email: Jennifer.A.Watson@ed.ac.uk
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