AESTHETICS CS-E5600, 3 credits
14 Jan – 25 March 2019
Mon 9.15–12am, TU6 (TUAS building)
Teacher: Sanna Lehtinen, PhD, University of Helsinki
This course will provide students with basic knowledge of philosophical aesthetics, its main concepts, and the way of thinking and asking questions that is inherent in its unique perspective. Students will gain ability to understand and apply these concepts in other relevant areas, according to their own professional interests.
Art as a phenomenon and history of philosophy are introduced in order to contextualise discussions and concepts used by contemporary aesthetic thinking. Environment, technology & science, and the sphere of the everyday are presented thematically as the problem-based approach shows the relevance of understanding the role of the aesthetic within their complex and differing structures.
The perspective offered by philosophical aesthetics steadily unfolds through lectures, discussions based on a selection of chosen material, and a group task. Each student records his or her individual learning path in a dedicated learning diary.
14.1. Introduction, tasks and establishing groups; What is Aesthetics 1: Introduction
21.1. What is Aesthetics 2: Art
28.1. What is Aesthetics 3: Environment
4.2. What is Aesthetics 4: Everyday
11.2. Evolutionary Aesthetics
18.2. No meeting
25.2. Art, Technology & Mass Culture
4.3. Philosophy of Technology
11.3. Preparation of the group tasks
18.3. Preparation of the group tasks
25.3. Exhibition: Presenting the group tasks
Aesthetics: ”Imaginary Garden” Final Group Task
Mon 25th March Exhibition Schedule
6–7 groups; 15min. presentation + 5min. discussion
9.15–9.20 Opening words
9.20–9.40 Group 1: Bilen Gerawork, Henje Kasslin, Akseli Paukkeri, Linda Loukamo
9.40–10.00 Group 2: Maija Jääskeläinen, Laura Toikka, Saara Juurikka, Salla-Mari Saanio, Oskari Forsström
10.00–10.20 Group 3: Emma Honkamaa, Ellinoora Laaksonen, Patrik Marin, Matti Sippola, Markus Tyrkkö
10.20–10.40 Group 4: Group Pinkki Seitanfantti: Alex Mehdi Farsimadan, Kasper Kylmälä, Jesse Palo, Sini Leskinen
11.00–11.20 Group 5: Monday Morning: Joel Lappalainen, Katri Saarinen, Ville Kumpulainen, Katri Mäki-Kullas, Roosa Laurikainen
11.20–11.40 Group 6: Pinja Hokkanen, Anssi Savilampi, Robert Kokkola, Henrik Kymäläinen, Eljas Pajamies
11.40–12.00 Group 7: ?