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Cursus: ME3V15005
ME3V15005
Community Art: Practice and Theory
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeME3V15005
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Media en Cultuurwetenschappen;
ContactpersoonS. Sprenger
Telefoon030 2536247
E-mailS.Sprenger@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. E.A. Hubbard
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. M.L. de Lange
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
S. Sprenger
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
S. Sprenger
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3  (07-02-2022 t/m 08-04-2022)
Aanvangsblok
3
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
C: C (MA-mid/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ocht)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingCourse with priority rules. Register before 12 noon on November 15, 2021!
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-11-2021 t/m 28-11-2021
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
After completing this course, participants should have:

1. a well-developed understanding of the range of practices that comprise community art around the world;
2. a firm theoretical grounding in the various theoretical and art-historical debates that have shaped both the thinking on and practices of community art in the contemporary moment;
3. an understanding of the work of community artists in relation to urban life, municipal and state governance, local politics and activism; 
4. a basic knowledge of the audiovisual techniques and qualitative research methods necessary to conduct research on community art and artists.
 
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

1. hold informed perspectives and engage in scholarly and mainstream debates on issues arising out of community art and its various forms of social intervention;
2. develop their own theoretical/activist/practitioner perspectives on community art;
3. understand the conceptualization and creative processes involved in community art-making;
4. conduct primary qualitative and audiovisual research on community art practices, particularly in urban contexts;
5. clearly articulate and present their ideas, concepts and research findings in written and oral form, during a (public) presentation and in an expository paper.
Inhoud
Priority rules apply to this course. Make sure you register for this course before 15 November 12.00 noon to be considered for enrollment. The following students are guaranteed a place:
  • BA TCS or LAS;
  • students who are registered for the minor Creative Cities;
  • pre-master’s students;
  • exchange students. 
Other students will be placed by means of random selection. 

This course provides the student with a critical introduction to the practical and theoretical dimensions of community arts. Community arts can be loosely defined as a way of creating art in which professional artists collaborate more or less intensively with people who do not normally actively engage in the arts. The basis for this practice is a carefully constructed and maintained reciprocal relationship between artists and non-artists, from which original, innovative and socially relevant art emerges. Community art involves all arts disciplines and can be found in all corners of the world: in immigrant working-class areas, in prisons, in rural communities, in (former) war zones, etc. In the Netherlands, for example, it is a rapidly expanding field that operates mostly, but not exclusively, outside of the mainstream or avant-garde. Because it challenges traditional notions of (autonomous) art-making, community art reconfigures existing art theory and criticism in an attempt to validate itself both socially and culturally. The course familiarizes students with the diversity of community arts practices around the world and with the wide range of scholarly perspectives on community arts. As small, multilingual research teams, students will conduct fieldwork in ongoing community arts projects in Utrecht or elsewhere in the Netherlands, blog their results, and present these to the class each week.

This course is part of the minor Creative Cities.

LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See for more information: https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis
General knowledge about art & society in the student's country of origin.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Visiting community art projects in the students' city of residence.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Eugene van Erven, ICAF In the Picture (Rotterdam: RWT, 2014): https://www.icafrotterdam.com/nl/highlights/boek-icaf-in-the-picture-online/page:7

Petra Kuppers, Community Performance: An Introduction (London & New York: Routledge, 2007)
Verplicht materiaal
Reader
Different journal texts and book chapters will be made available on Blackboard.
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Carefully and critically read the assigned texts before class.

Werkcollege

Algemeen
During the plenary sessions (which last 2 hours), students will be introduced to practical examples of community art and key theoretical concepts that relate to community art worldwide. In the laboratory sessions (also 2 hours long), students will receive training in audiovisual documentation (mobile journalism) and field research (ethnography, observation, interviews). From the fifth week on, students will be expected to conduct field research in groups in ongoing community art projects.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Exchange students are expected to be able to critically respond to complex English language texts. Their spoken and written English needs to be excellent in order to fully engage in this module.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Active participation in discussions, good team work (thoughtful towards international students, being prepared to pull one's weight), a sensitive attitude towards the hosts during the field work stage, and productive collaboration in preparing the presentations. This is an intensive course that requires: active participation in discussions; efficient and fully co-operative team-based fieldwork (involving deep inter-cultural awareness and sensitivity between local and international students).

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Presence in class and active participation and punctuality are mandatory. Active participation in class will reflect how diligently you have prepared and have engaged with the issues and tasks.

Paper
Weging30
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Main points of assessment will be the student's ability to critically engage with any of the theoretical themes or debates raised in the course. Correct grammar and academic annotation will also be assessed. Maximum word count is 1400.

Deadlines
Deadline for the midterm paper is end of week 5.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context

Presentatie
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Last day of class, a final multimedia presentation of the field research. A high level of creativity is expected and extensive use of blogged fieldnotes.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Presenteren - een referaat/pleidooi voorbereiden, uitvoeren en evalueren
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

Verslag
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
An individual audiovisual project; a written team proposal for the final audiovisual presentation (both due in week 5) and the team’s documentation of the fieldwork (due in week 9).

Deadlines
week 5 and week 9

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Organisatorische vaardigheden
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

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