HUMN 311 F006: Visual Art Seminar

These seminars are taught from the viewpoint of a practicing artist, and focus on historical and/or contemporary issues relevant to particular disciplines or subjects. Seminars develop student critical awareness of the content and context of cultural production in relation to a wide range of practices and theories. Students attend lectures and discussion groups; in addition they are required to undertake research, give presentations, complete visual projects, and write papers. Descriptions of specific seminar topics are available by clicking the section hotlink on myEC or through

Priority is given to CRCP, PHOT, ILUS, and VIAR students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

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TOPIC: Latitudes and Longitudes: The Art of Finding Place
 This seminar will examine the “long horizons” of visual art and psychogeography. From the Situationists to Superflex, we will explore how artists have embraced an approach to expanded geography that utilizes mapping, playfulness, and the practice of getting lost. Throughout the course we will visit a range of subjects addressing place, urbanism, drifting, and site-specificity. Topics will include: a brief history of psychogeography, artists working in the environment, navigating through urban/suburban/rural terrains, and the map as a creative meeting place.


Completion of 51 credits

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TOPIC: Latitudes and Longitudes: The Art of Finding Place
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Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 9-Dec 17
W B3155 MAIN