COURSE UNIT TITLE

: CITY AS A STUDIO

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
STA 5001 CITY AS A STUDIO ELECTIVE 2 2 0 9

Offered By

Art and Design

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TUĞCAN GÜLER

Offered to

Art and Design

Course Objective

This course, which tries to identify the city as a field of observation, aims at applications that add the layers formed by social and political influences to a visual unity by comprehending the city as a plastic phenomenon. It aims to reproduce visual meanings through characterizing the privilege and dynamics of the city in the context of contemporary art theories and philosophy.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   City is a plastic unity. It can be analyzed from a visual perspective. The students will comprehend this process as a problem of consciousness and awareness.
2   The approach of analyzing urban plastics through indicators will be embraced as a visual cultur phenomenon.
3   It will be seen that it's possible to analyze the approaches to sort out and criticize urban phenomena with regard to its visuality, in the context of a systematic logic with the help of connected processes.
4   It will be comprehended that the historical, cultural and political data related to the development of societies and art have the power to reflect on and transform the city.
5   It will be seen that more aesthetic contexts are possible by the use of qualitative relationships developed with the relationship between art, artist and viewer.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 City, Urban History, Urban life and culture
2 Social dynamics of urban culture
3 Psychopathology of daily life
4 Urban wandering, spaces and people
5 Urbanization and the paradigm of migration or ghettoization and sub-cultures
6 Spatial typology of a Mall
7 The map of concepts that characterize the city
8 The map of concepts that characterize the city
9 Interactive urban phenomena, new visual situations
10 Analysis of short films, videos, photographs and sound files
11 Analysis of short films, videos, photographs and sound files
12 Analysis of drawings, graffiti, stencils and posters
13 Analyzing the city through plastic phenomena and situations
14 Discussions about urban-archive, memory and recording
15 Portfolio study

Recomended or Required Reading

1. Danto, Arthur, Sanatı Sonundan Sonra, Ayrıntı Yayınları.
2. Foster, Hal; Zoraki Güzellik, Ayrıntı Yayınları.
3. Foster, Hal; Gerçeğin Geri Dönüşü, Ayrıntı Yayınları.
4. Berger, John; Görme Biçimleri, Metis Yayınları, 1987.
5. Foucault, Michel, Bu Bir Pipo Değildir, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 1990.
6- Taburoğlu, Özgür, Dünyevi ve Kutsal, Metis Yayınları, 2009.
7- Sayın, Zeynep; Imgenin Pornografisi, Metis 2004.
8- Buck-Morrs, Susan; Görmenin Diyalektiği, Metis 2008.
9- Cohn, Dorrith; Şeffaf Zihinler, Metis 2009.
10- Jameson, Fredric; Ütopya Denen Arzu, Metis 2009.
11- Girard, Rene; Romantik Yalan ve Romansal Hakikat, Metis Yayınları, 2008.
12- Boym, Swetlena, Nostaljinin Geleceği, Metis Yayınları, 2009.
13- Moretti, Frtanco; Mucizevi Göstergeler, Metis yayınları, 2008.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Verbal and written practices of production of meaning, by the help of visual presentations and based on discussion sessions, will be utilized as the method of teaching.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE
2 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT)


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

To be announced.

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 15 2 30
Preparation for final exam 1 20 20
Preparation for midterm exam 1 20 20
Preparing presentations 1 20 20
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 10 140
Final 1 2 2
Midterm 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 234

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10PO.11PO.12PO.13PO.14
LO.1351
LO.2531
LO.3315
LO.4135
LO.5513