PSCE

5070

Topics: Arch & Cultural Prod

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Topics: Arch & Cultural Prod

Fall 2018

Taught By: Astrid Lipka

Section: A

CRN: 3544

Credits: 3

This seminar examines the reciprocal relationships between architecture and cultural production, with a focus on contemporary practice, both in architecture and art. Starting with a brief overview of the history of the display of art, with an emphasis on recent decades, we will trace its development by analyzing its purpose, setting, socio-cultural context, scale, spatial procession, ideology/mission, funding, audience, etc. We will review different models of spaces for art and their implications on art and architecture: museums, kunsthalles, foundations, galleries, pop-up spaces, as well as some spatial concepts like the white cube, black box, grey box, flexible galleries, multipurpose and performance spaces - all in relation to specific examples of the art that they engage with, passively or actively, as site-specific constructs. The way art is made is changing – how does this impact places of display? Are these places for art changing from being repositories to becoming more like laboratories? At the urban scale, we will study the diverse effects of cultural production, whether active production or the display thereof, on neighborhoods/cities and discuss the concepts of ‘creative class’ and ‘cultural capitals’. Lastly the seminar will explore how the notions of spectacle and ‘attention economy’ can help understand current practices of cultural production. Theory will be examined through written texts and explored through analytical representations of case studies throughout the semester.

Pre-requisite(s): None. Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper level undergraduate students with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 8:37am 12/11/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 205

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/4/2018