Postgraduate Course: ASN: The Exploded Studio/City (ARCH11178)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers a practice led approach, supported through group seminars, to explore the city as a context of creative practice and action. The studio will explore dynamic structures and patterns of thought as opportunities to engage ideas across varying contexts, disciplinary, and situational boundaries, beyond conventional academic structures, to provide a greater range of experiential settings for students.
This involves critical exploration of site informed practices, urban pedagogies and cultural geography, interrelated with modes of visual and spatial expression, to evaluate the built environment.
This course is open to students with an interest in exploring the dynamics of site, context, urbanisation and landscape, by evaluating constructed space through a philosophical lens. The studio will provide opportunities for personal assignments, as creative reactions to place specific or site informed practice, involving improvisation, tools, and performance, to capture an experiential sense of place.
This course is enhanced through engagement with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) to provide a high level of insight into current environmental thinking and action. The studio will culminate in a public exhibition at ECCI during the Edinburgh Science Festival, providing the opportunity for a professionally aligned output in a specialist institution.
To explore public space through comparative urban pedagogies and strategies;
To deploy a range of methods and tools to evaluate public space;
To expand practice and knowledge into the public realm.
To consider current ideas and innovations in science and engineering
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflection: document a series of precedents through personal research interests related to the course subject area
- Exploration: undertake personal research into a specific area of public space interpretation
- Synthesis: undertake a practical project that demonstrates a methodical approach to public space
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Ross McLean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773