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Postgraduate Course: ASN: Creative Practice 2 - Contextual Presentation (ARCH11181)

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
SummaryWithin this course you will be asked to critically explore and respond to a range of compelling environmental contexts, to consider how creative practice is positioned as a critical response to the world around us. For this purpose you will be introduced to a set of project opportunities where environmental issues are distinct, in particular the relationships between people, land and natural resources.

Projects will call on students to identify methods of creative approach that build through logical stages towards detailed structural and visual outputs. This process will be documented as lines of critical inquiry, involving experimentation and material implementation.

To formulate responses to varied contexts into refined presentational work;
To promote realisation of detail and refinement within the material considerations of your projects;
To enhance an ability to effectively present a body of work in a professional manner to a wide audience.

Mode of delivery:
Installation, Presentation, Project review, Studio based and tutorial engagement.
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: pursue a range of contextual responses and exhibition ideas
  2. Development: refine ideas towards identifiable presentation objectives
  3. Synthesis: implement a refined exhibition structure within a given context
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography:
ANDERSSON, STIG L A Cloud is Just Another Sheet of Paper In. Topos Sept. 2002 p86 BAUDRILLARD, JEAN. Excerpts from the ¿Evil Demon of Images¿ Published by the Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney, Australia, 1988 CAREI, FRANSESCO Walkscapes ¿ walking as an aesthetic experience GG Barcelona 2002 CASTELLS, MANUEL. The Information City: Information Technology, Economic Restructuring and Urban Regional Process. Blackwell 1989 CORTNER, JAMES The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention In: COSGROVE, DENIS 1999. Mappings. Lon. Reaktion Books. P213 CROS, SUSANNE. The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture- city, technology and society in the information age, Actar 2003 GEDDES, PATRICK. Cities in Evolution Williams and Norgate London 1949 GREGOTTI, VITTORIA. On Atopia, Published in Inside Architecture By Vittorio Gregotti / Kenneth Frampton. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1996 KAHN, LOUIS The Room, The Street and Human Agreement Printed in A+U, Vol 3. no1, 1973 LIBESKIN, DANIEL The Space of Encounter Thames & Hudson Lon 2001 MAROL, SEBASTIEN. Su-urbanism and the Art of Memory AA London, 2003 OKUTSU, KIYOSHI JOHNSTON, ALAN MAC DONALD, MURDO and SADAKATA, NOBURU Patrick Geddes: By Leaves We Live Edinburgh-Yamaguchi 2004, Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2005
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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