4.312 / 4.313
Advanced Studio on the Production of Space

UG: 4.312, G: 4.313 — limited to 20

Introduces historical and contemporary spatial concepts from various cultures and geo-political settings, and examines how they relate to artistic process and production. Explores the relational qualities of spatial concepts and reflects on their producers and proponents; investigates the notion of utopian, dystopian and heterotopian space, inner and outer space, the void, the vacuum, the in-between, and "real" versus "virtual" space. Lectures, readings, screenings, presentations, and guest speakers from various disciplines support the development of individual and collective projects. Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.