Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.
Participants with an intermediary to advanced set of skills and experience in areas of art design and ecology will spend an intensive period of time with peers and faculty with the objective of deepening, focusing and situating existing knowledge and engagements pertaining to critically ecological thinking and practice.
Schedule: 31.05.2021 - 04.06.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Lucy Davis
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lucy Davis
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
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The Field Ecology Intensive proposes an intensive period of transdisciplinary, research and reflection in a field location of key ecological significance. The course is designed as a collaboration between disciplines and possibly also departments. It is targeted at students with an existing interest in nature and culture in their art design, media or activist practice. It might be beneficial for students who are considering such concerns as part of their thesis.
The precise emphasis and site of this course will change from year to year, depending upon the combination of faculty involved.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
InsideCourse Time: Lectures & in-class exercises (30%)
Participation will be followed by a final presentation and a written reflection on the field work intensive process.
42h Contact teaching, 93h independent work.
As this is a participatory process, complete attendance is especially important for this off-campus workshop. The course is designed so that participants come with existing experiences, research projects or engagements and use these as means of critical reflection.
Provided in syllabus.
This is an intermediary-to-advanced level course. Participants are required to have already taken an MA-level course at the Aalto School of Arts, Design or Architecture on a topic pertaining to Art and Ecology/Culture and Nature (or equivalent) in order to qualify for this course.
This course has maximum 15 participants and requires students to submit a motivation letter
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
3 Good Health and Well-being
5 Gender Equality
10 Reduced Inequality
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
12 Responsible Production and Consumption
13 Climate Action
14 Life Below Water
15 Life on Land
- Teacher: Davis Lucy