PhD Course - Contemporary Institutions Contemporary Problems - CANCELLED
CANCELLED - Any inquiries should be directed to Miguel Sicart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jeff Watson, University of Southern California
Cindy Poremba, Ontario College of Art and Design
1 Additional lecturer TBD
Dates of the course:
December 5-7, 2018.
Two full days (9-4,) one half day.
Contemporary Institutions, Contemporary Problems is a 3-day course affiliated with the Horizon2020 research project GIFT. The course takes a critical look at the role of the museum in contemporary discourse, the work being done by practitioners to disrupt or otherwise alter institutional operations, and the creative practices of individuals whose work may not fit within traditional museum settings.
The course invites artists, designers, scholars, and museum professionals to lecture on subjects including:
- Institutional Critique and organizational change within museums
- Discursive models for public engagement
- Issues regarding curating and producing new media art, speculative design, or other creative practices that may clash with traditional exhibition models
- Audiences under-served by museums and under-represented within institutional discourses
9am: Course welcome, overview and introductions
9:30am: Guest lecture 1
10:30am: Coffee break
11:00: Q and A, discussion
1pm: Guest lecture 2
2pm: coffee break
2:30pm: Q and A, discussion
9am: Block 1, 3 15-minute student paper presentations, followed by feedback from invited lecturers
10:30am: Coffee break
10:45am: Block 2, 15-minute student paper presentations, followed by feedback from invited lecturers
12:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: 15-minute student paper presentations, followed by feedback from invited lecturers
2:45pm: Coffee break
3:00pm: Block 3, 3 15-minute student paper presentations, followed by feedback from invited lecturers
10am: Student-led roundtable
1pm: Evaluation and conclusion
2:30: Course concludes
Readings and preparation:
The lecturers will provide readings before the course
This class welcomes interdisciplinary participants researching areas including but not limited to art, art history, design, cultural heritage and preservation, sociology, ethnography and audience research.
Students will be asked to submit a 2,000-3,000 word paper by November 1, 2018 in order to allow the lecturers and students to review the papers in advance of a course. Students may apply to the course by submitting an extended abstract to Miguel Sicart (email@example.com).
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on the course:
Participation and preparation: 81
Class maximum 10 students