The course Encounters between Arts, Ethnography and Pedagogy intends to provide students with experience and training in undertaking innovative and critical research that approaches site-specificity from multiple angles:
The course focuses on individual and artistic engagement with concrete sites or social contexts as a source of participatory and multi-modal knowledge production. The resulting student works will contain both artistic, pedagogical and research dimensions, and aim to speak to and engage audiences both within and outside academic, educational and artistic realms.
The course will take place through three phases that stretch over a period of 3-4 months:
Phase 1 (approx. 2 months) and phase 3 (approx. 1 month) will mainly be carried out as an online course with digital communication, through sharing of student works and progress (blog or similar), video lectures, online group discussions and gatherings, and individual supervision.
Phase 2 of the course is planned to be offered as a 2-week summer fieldwork gathering in the island of Lesvos, Greece, in collaboration with Metochi study centre. Other alternatives may be offered depending on financing. Supervision will be offered through all phases of preparation, fieldwork and follow-up, and will focus on relevant issues and research questions, methodological and theoretical approaches, ethics, scope and presentation of the individual student research project. Supervision will be given individually and in groups, depending on what is most relevant for the students and their projects.
Digital tools will be used. The student must have access to a personal computer.
The workload is estimated to 27 hours per credit.
An overview of the assignments and workload will be presented at the start of the course.
The exam consists of two parts:
Both parts must be passed to pass the exam.
Faculty of Fine Arts