Tourism: Art, Visual Culture and Sites of Enactment

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Tourism: Art, Visual Culture

Spring 2023

Taught By: Rosemary O'Neill

Section: A

CRN: 10901

Credits: 3

Although one can argue that the relationships between art/visual culture and tourism have a long history, it is in the modern and late modern period that heterogeneous studies in areas such as visual culture, art history, sociology, anthropology and cultural geography have investigated and generated theories about the nature of tourism; the tourist in relationship to visual representation; and the means by which culture is generated from within that context. Tourism, as a relational event, also shapes the construction of space and places of encounters, which implicate those who consume place, objects, and experience and those who produce art and visual culture in tourist locales. This course will examine how access to mobility changed the experience of travel enabling the dynamic of tourism, the social and cultural forces that shaped the construction of tourism, and theories of tourism related to consumption, representation, sites, and sustainability. And in this contemporary moment, we will consider how immobility has impacted places subject to over-tourism, yet it has also created new outlets for the virtual tourist. Pathway: Visual Studies

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:48am 8/12/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 822

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023