4.367/4.368 Studio Seminar in Public Art: Spatial Cultural Identity

Antoni Muntadas

The course will focus on the idea of Spatial Cultural Identity as relevant to the design and intervention of art in urban public space. We will use this approach to address and negotiate the complexities of ideas, situations, objects and materials that are inherent to any public space. By considering art and architecture as public devices, this class explores ways of understanding the concept of ‘spatial cultural identity’ as relevant subject to contemporary critical discourses and practices on urban space. The cultural contextualization will include discussion, case studies and the comparative analysis of concepts and meaning.

Each student will propose an individual project and develop it from an initial concept to an actual artistic engagement in the public realm. Assigned readings and individual meetings will support the students in the understanding and development of their proposals.


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