Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students learn about a range of theories, philosophies, and articulated positions from which curatorial approaches can be constructed. Students are introduced to some basic concepts and frameworks of curating within the field of contemporary artistic praxis and gain insight into different curatorial and artistic strategies from the viewpoint of political transformation. The course enhances the students' abilities for self-actualisation and critical thinking.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2020 - 04.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Bassam El Baroni, Pia Euro

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Bassam El Baroni, Pia Euro

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course traverses theory in general in order to extract from it modes of thinking, operation and intervention that contribute constructively to curatorial discourses. The course works towards constructing a speculative framework through which topics as diverse as subjectivity, spatiality, collaboration, participation, institutional & technological infrastructures, e.g. can be examined and reconsidered in relation to current curatorial and artistic practices.   

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Coursework and course participation.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    55 hours of contact teaching, 80 hours of individual work. Requirement of all schedules activities a minimum of 80%.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be provided in syllabus

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    17 Partnerships for the Goals



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