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

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis first semester course consists of a series of projects that introduce ideas across environmental practices, including art, architecture, science and philosophy. Students will be compelled to respond to a range of varying contexts, both gallery and field based, to produce a series of professionally aligned works. As creative responses these are attuned to individuals own line of enquiry and practice, which may range across art and architectural methods and forms. This studio is enriched by strong consideration of multidisciplinary theory and practice, encouraging students to consider approaches beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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
Not being delivered
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 Donald Urquhart
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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