An environmental perspective on art history for a habitable planet
Learn to make connections between knowledge production in the humanities and the arts and ways of approaching and dealing with the climate crisis, through solution-oriented experimentation that focuses on new models, narratives and products. Studying the Anthropocene is an interdisciplinary undertaking, with elements of the natural sciences, humanities and philosophy, as it is both a geological epoch and a historical phenomenon, which places high demands on autonomous and critical reflection upon the theories of climate change, global warming and ecological demands. This course adopts a broad approach to the field of art history, with the critical examination of measures to develop more sustainable ways of producing art/design/architecture, as well as new ways of counteracting climatic threats that have a bearing on art/design/architecture.
This is a 100% remote learning course, with web-based lectures and 6–8 seminars. You will also take a local study visit to a milieu that is relevant to the theme of the course and professional life outside academia.