The curriculum of the Urban Media Art Academy is designed for interdisciplinary and site-contextual learning environments. It explore how to bring media art closer to ethical, culturally anchored and sustainable processes of change in the contexts of local, global and hybrid urban environments today. It facilitates examination and knowledge production about urban media art as an aesthetic interference with current and future urban environments. It introduces participants to internationally oriented historical and theoretical knowledge on urban media art in a combination of artistic, creative, technological and curatorial practices. It combines learning on urban media art histories, urban theory, curatorial inquiries and criticality as well as ‘knowledge from the field’ gathered via field studies, studio visits and conversations with professionals.
The academy’s curriculum explores and facilitates knowledge production around urban media art between theory, practice and network:
– global histories of urban media art and related aesthetic domains; theories of urbanity, architecture, media aesthetics and urban ecologies; philosophies on space, time and perception; image science and theories of neuroscience and psychology; curatorial theory, approaches and inquiry; and methodologies for artistic research.
– from conceptualisation to practical realisation of an artwork or exhibition; hands-on learning of creative technologies and coding; artistic research and artistic, creative, technological and curatorial practice; methodologies of sociology, ethnography; design methodologies of co-design, prototyping and design thinking.
– methodologies for art creation, curatorial practice and creative city making in a networked reality in perspective of sharing cultures and economies.