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THE CITY AS STAGE: CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectUrban Studies
Film and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 100
Full UC Title: THE CITY AS STAGE: CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE 
Transcript Title: CITY AS STAGE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course introduces students to the theoretical concept of “performativity” as a way to understand both how power relations are performed in cities on a daily basis, but also how these can be critically revealed and (temporarily) disturbed through artistic interventions in public space. Moreover, the course critically addresses the notion of public space from the perspective of public sphere theory and introduces the students to the political-philosophical debate between ‘consensus’ and ‘dissensus’ oriented visions of public sphere. Through this course, students investigate contemporary practices of artistic and cultural activism in today’s cities, more in particular performative interventions in urban public space. Students learn to discern different types of interventions, created with different aims and within different contexts. The course introduces students to current discourses in the interdisciplinary fields of urban and performance studies in order to understand how the city can be used as a platform for the performative disruption and reconfiguration of public space. Students engage both in critical theoretical reading and practical fieldwork. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: THE CITY AS STAGE: CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE 
Partner University Department: Media and Culture Studies 
Partner University Course Number: ME3V15006