Schedule: 02.11.2018 - 14.12.2018
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course first introduces the students to the functioning and structures of hegemonic discourses and systems of representation. On this basis, the participants will study counter-hegemonic historiographical practices in contemporary arts. Students will gain hands-on experience in engaging with disregarded histories; insights into actualising areas of commemoration and activating the agential potential of things; and knowledge of archival practices.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The starting point of the course is to analyse the functioning and structure of hegemonic discourses and systems of representation. We will discuss how meaning and 'national unity' are constructed through shared culture, language and landscape, and how to confront these. We will observe dominant historical narratives as constructions, and learn how they are reinterpreted from the position of marginalised and silenced knowledges, referred to as hidden histories. We will delve into archives, examine non-chronological temporal models, and engage with chrono-political responses to simplified historical narrations.
The project-based course is dedicated to an exploration of artistic and curatorial strategies engaging with history. It is based on investigation and research into situated knowledges and marginalised histories, giving insights into experimenting, reflecting, planning, conceptualising, describing and visualising an exhibition or other project.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
In-class exercises (50%), project work (50%)
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
38 contact hours (10 hours lectures + group work, visits and discussions 18 hours)
Students individual work: Assignments (visits, artworks, preparations in groups, setting up the exhibition + writing) 95 hours. Requirement of all schedules activities a minimum of 80%.
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Selected readings, films / other artworks, museum archives and collections.
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.
The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)
The order of priority is as follows:
1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major's or programme's alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major's or programme's alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject's alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
9. other students.
Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.
This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.