General information

Module title Performances in Public Spaces
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Joanna Ostrowska
Lecturer's email j_ostrow@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 5
USOS code KUDU-MA-PPS

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

C1 to present issues concerning art in public spacesC2 developement of students ability to describe and analyse performances in public placesC3 learnig of ability to critically analyse performances in public places as normative or subversive acts.C4 learning how to led disscussions on performances in public spaces.C5 to let the students get acquainted with contemporary performances in public spaces in world contextC6 presentation of performances in public apaces as the phenomenas that overcome the artistic and aestetics categories.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Syllabus

Week 1 Presentation of different approaches towards the concept of "public space". An IntroductionWeek 2 Presentation of different approaches towards the concept of "public space"Week 3 Places of the performances – from public to privateWeek 4 Places of the performances – from public to private (and back)Week 5 Outside the building – why and what for?Week 6 Street theatre – reclaiming of public nature of street.Week 7 From street theatre to theatre in public spaces.Week 8 Performance as a public act.Week 9 Performing democracy – Polish theatre in non- theatrical spaces.Week 10 Subversive potential of performing in public.Week 11 Subversive potential of performing in public.Week 12 Contemporary pracices – between subversive and normative practices.Week 13 Contemporary pracices – between subversive and normative practices.Week 14 Street Arts – impact of performance on urban development.Week 15 Vivas.

Reading list

Richard Schechner, Public Domain. New York 1969, pp. 157-180, 201-228.Hannah Arendt, Human Condition (fragments)Radical Street Performance (ed. Jan Cohen-Cruz). New York - London 1998, pp.1-13, 74-86, 119-125, 150-160, 179-185, 196-208, 271-289.Chantal Mouffe, The Return of the Political. London, New York 2005, 1-8.Art in the Urban Space: Contemporary Creation as a Tool. Paris 2009, 4-8, 15-24.David Wiles, A Short History of Western Performance Space. Cambridge 2003, 92-131.Andy Hewitt, Privatizing the Public: Three retorics of art's public good in 'Third Way' Cultural Policy. "Art &the Public Sphere', vol. 1, 2011.Janelle Reinelt, Rethinking the Public Sphere for a Global Age. "Performance Research", vol. 16, 2011.