Tasks to do before 19 Oct 2011 Art & Design in Context Sara Andersdotter (G2 & G4)
For next week: - Review the brief (‘The Map and the Territory’) on the blog / Moodle and make notes of what you need to do in order to complete the assignment - Using your Graphic Design skills, and notions of the dérive and psychogeography, create a Situationist style map that subverts existing forms of navigation (and replaces those of function and commerce) in your neighbourhood (see next slide and slides in the Situationist International presentation) - Upload research (images, videos, texts, etc), analysis & evaluation of the works of others, notes (group work, individual work, from lectures, etc), evidence of idea development, work in progress, created maps and other materials related to your assignment to your blogs Note: we will review your blogs, ideas and work in progress next week, in preparation for your presentation & assignment deadline!
Dérive and psychogeography task Imagine your neighbourhood (or any other chosen urban area) within the natural landscape. What is it like without the elements created by humans? Consider: Ordered space - How is the area you are looking at design to function? - How does the arrangement of space and architecture function? - Can you notice any particular enforcements of relationships between genders / age groups / social groups? - Can you tell who owns / does not own elements of the area? Lived space - What do people actually do in the area? - Is the area used differently by different genders / age groups / social groups? If so, how? - Is the area used in different ways during the day? In what ways? Perceived space - What does the area feel like to you? - What does it mean? - What elements can you subvert in order to create an alternative route?