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Cursus: MCRMV16045
Urban Interfaces
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen RMA;
Contactpersoondr. N. Verhoeff
Telefoon+31 30 2538244
dr. N. Verhoeff
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Overige cursussen docent
3  (06-02-2017 t/m 13-04-2017)
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
OpmerkingOpen for all RMA programs in the Humanities and the EFMS program, others need approval from program coordinator.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 23-01-2017 09:00 t/m 24-01-2017 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
The course aims to train both practical and academic individual and collaborative research skills, and to investigate urban transformations in a methodologically innovative manner.
This course actively teams up with ongoing research of the [urban interfaces] research group, a network of media and performance studies scholars, professional artists and designers, (media) ethnographers, cultural theorists, and PhD students. [urban interfaces] investigates urban transformations from the perspective of mobile and locational art, media and performance in urban contexts, using research methods such as playful mapping, audiovisual documentation, performance analysis and the development of a theoretical and critical vocabulary.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, cultural researchers have been concerned with how transport and communication technologies, rapid urbanization and massive social upheavals impact social mobility, civic engagement and modes of belonging. Today, globalization, the spread of information technologies in the urban domain, and the debate on participatory culture and civic engagement spur a further mobilization of urban culture, identity and publics. Both scholars as well as artists and designers enquire into how urban space invites collaborative and playful practices of resistance, appropriation and/or engagement. By productively exploring mutual similarities and differences in concerns, methods, concepts, and skills, [urban interfaces] seeks to investigate urban transformations in a methodologically innovative manner.
Students will develop their own research in relation to current urban media, art and/or performance projects. They can also participate in ongoing research projects, such as the Connecting Cities/Connecting Neighbourhoods project, on the inclusive, interactive and creative potential of digital technologies, and Urban Heat on art, activism and the public sphere. We will in particularly explore the potential of collaborative research and of crossdisciplinary methodologies.

Career orientation:
The course actively engages students in ongoing research projects of the [urban interfaces] research group and current urban media, art and performance projects; students get acquainted with interdisciplinary approaches and crossdisciplinary collaborations with researchers, artists and designers relevant to the professional field of media, art and performance, and current cultural (urban) dynamics.
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)
Seminar (Verplicht)

Discussion of assigned readings, additional literature and a selection of case-studies. Collaboration in ongoing research such as projects of the Urban Interfaces research group.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Preparatory reading, preparatory assignments, preparation peer feedback.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Active participation during seminar sessions and in discussions, small assignments and presentations, peer feedback, initiative.

Minimum cijfer-

Knowledge of and critial insight in current debates on urban interfaces, mobile technologies, location-based arts and performance and the city. Research (design) skills.

tba in course manual

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