Course Description

Centre Pompidou

This course examines the interplay of art, architecture and urbanism in shaping public spaces. It introduces students to various forms of installation art, architectural design and public space that aim to enhance the livability and diversity of cities locally and internationally. Students will learn from presentations, guest speakers, discussions and site visits where the class will observe how public spaces are used and transformed by different actors and communities. The course is suitable for students of any discipline who are interested in learning more about the role of art and architecture in urban life. For the final project, students will conduct a fieldwork-based analysis of public space and present their findings in a medium of their choice.

Upon successful completion of this course students will have gained knowledge in:

  • The connections between art, architecture, and urbanism,
  • The importance of inclusive, localized, site-specific design that encourages familiarity with the collaborative design process necessary in public art, architecture, and urban design, elements which are essential for supporting cultural, vibrant, and livable cities,
  • The complexities of city building and a methodology on how to analyze public space.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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