There will be a CEAD (Continuing Education on Art and Design) Evening Course entitled DEEP MAPPINGS OF THE CITY running in NCAD for eleven weeks starting on Monday the 24th September.
This lecture and seminar based course explores urban space as the public stage setting for conflicting emotions. The focus is on responses to space, how we interact with the public sphere in ‘private’ and ‘intimate’ ways, which shifts the investigation of the city into the search for possible alternative interpretations of concepts of birth, dying and care in relation to the public sphere and visual culture. The course structure is based on an interdisciplinary approach to visual culture and city and the lectures will be based on reference to Dublin and its environs. Each lecture is followed by seminar and discussion. The course would be of interest to, planners, architects, visual artists, designers, sociologists, and anyone interested in space and identity.
The aim of this course is to open up new strands of discussion about the ways space is being designed, how we interact with it and how we ‘see’ concepts of living, dying and care in relation to the public sphere. Such an approach supports the understanding of why we belong to certain spaces and are disconnected from others. It furthermore explores the concept of who ‘we’ are in the wide variety of spatial contexts. This form of visio-cultural practice aims at bridging narratives that inform the artistic and conceptual work with space. The emphasis herein lies in in a continued expanded discussion of ‘space as a simultaneity of unfinished on-going stories’, as Doreen Massey terms it.
Lecturer: Dr Silvia Loeffler
Course fee: €200
Starting Date: 24 September 2012
Duration: 11 weeks
Night: Monday 6:30 – 9pm
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