CCID 202 S002L: Fieldwork: Topics

This Culture and Community Interdisciplinary (CCID) practice based topics course, will offer students an opportunity to engage in coursework focused on embedded practice that includes an off-site fieldwork experience. This includes various sites and locations away from the University campus, including but not limited to long distance fieldtrips, field houses, neighbourhood houses, community centres, and other learning spaces related to curriculum. Students will create their own practice-based projects based on site research, cultural context, and independent studio work related to course-specific learning outcomes, and research requirements of the faculty teaching the course. This course is open to students in any degree program.

Course content: 

Topic: The Embodied Studio - Social Practice Open Studio

Consider contemporary art making and thought through the lens of the body, as a site for poetic or political transformation and expression. We will take a keen interest in public space, embodiment, somatics, site-specificity, experimental research inquiries, and unlearning. In this class, students will have the opportunity to realize self-directed projects with the support of faculty and peers. Classes will be a mix of guided workshops and time for students to develop and share their work in progress.

This CCID course counts towards the SPACE minor but is open and relevant to all majors: film/video, media, design, studio arts, illustration, photography, critical studies. Social Practice and Community Engagement (SPACE) focuses on nuance, experimentation and making things happen. It looks within and beyond the tradition of art as an object and proposes human relations as the material for art making. You will gain interdisciplinary skills towards your chosen major: idea development, embodied design, creative research, community cooperation, ethics, collaboration skills, conflict mediation and short/long-term project planning. Social Practice requires activated development: testing, practicing, shaking, re-envisioning, so come prepared to create.


Completion of Foundation

Additional comments: 
Topic: The Embodied Studio - Social Practice Open Studio. CC-L (with CCID 302 S002L).
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Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 7-Apr 18