Urban Media: Tactics & Performance

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Media: Tactics & Perform

Spring 2019

Taught By: Nitin Sawhney

Section: A

CRN: 4446

Credits: 3

How do we make sense of the urban through sensory and embodied experiences? How can we investigate and engage in everyday places and contested sites in the city through tactical media, performance and artistic interventions? In this co-lab we explore these questions through experimental media, embodied performance practices, and site-specific projects. The course brings together perspectives from art, technology, urbanism, media and activism. We examine embodied practices from dance, ritualized movement and street theater, the use of bodies in public spaces for mass protests, sensory ethnography and artistic or media-based interventions conducted around the city. Students will work individually and in groups to devise their own sensory and artistic investigations of selected urban sites using sound, visual and embodied performances to better understand, disrupt or transform the historic narratives, memory or socio-political conditions in these places.

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student's Media Studies MA or Media Management MS degree.
Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:16pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019