Walking the City - the urban imaginary in stories, places and sounds
The 2017/2018 Fall semester of Mapping the Local focuses on walk as art and curatorial practice. The social and art historical background of the walking will be explored, recent examples of the theme (exhibitions, art projects) will be researched and presented, together with texts related to walking as critical art practice. Group and individual works will be elaborated by the end of the seminar. The collected research and projects will be summarised in a presentation at the end of the semester. The course is led by teachers from the Intermedia and Fine Art Theory and Curatorial Studies departmets of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE).
This fall semester Mapping the Local course was presented with a unique opportunity as it included teachers and students from the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts (Slovenia) and University of Arts Belgrade, Faculty of Applied Arts (Serbia); these schools, along with MKE, are all part of CEEPUS and members of the ADRIART.CE network that includes eight schools from throughout Central Europe. The course will be held in the concentrated form as an international block seminar between 17-20 October, during which students and teachers will be present in Budapest 4 hours a day.
The following CEEPUS teachers accompanied by students will participate in the block seminar:
Dr. Peter Purg / School of Arts / University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Olivera Batajic Sretenovic / Assistant Professor in Book Design / Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade
Daniela Brasil, Assistant Professor, Institute for Contemporary Art / Technical University Graz
- Walking encyclopedia, http://walkingencyclopaedia.blogspot.hu
- Cardiff & Miller: The Walk as Artistic Practice, https://www.artslant.com/sf/articles/show/34216
- Theory of the Dérive Guy de Bord, http://library.nothingness.org/articles/SI/en/display/314
- The Walk Exchange, http://walkexchange.org/resources
- further suggested artists for research: Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Elastic City, Janet Cardiff, Stanley Brown, John Nova Lomax, Esther Polak
The Fall semester of Mapping the Local focuses on walk as art and curatorial practice