Uni 201 - The Art of Place 2: Visualization (2010)

Date Start Course: 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Date End Course: 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Uni 201 - The Art of Place: Class 1 | Class 3 | Class 4

Visualization: The Re-Storying of Place

Schedule | Resources | Class Notes | Overview

Session 2a: 

  • Guest Artist: Molly Turner
  • Brainstorm (i.e. visualize) how community-based art can "come alive" through a collaborative decision-making process
  • Develop a communal sense of place and finding common linkages and stories to tell

Session 2b:


  • Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design

  • Environmental Art 384, University of Guam Spring, 2009

  • The American Red Cross' take on sense of place
  • Making a Sense of Place: Portland
  • Reverse Graffiti
  • Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil by Cameron Scott, 06/15/10 Reverse graffiti — removing paint or dirt from a wall to create a pattern — is a hot trend internationally, and many cities have had a hard time figuring out how to handle it legally. Inhabitat reader Aislan pointed us to this cool video of graffiti artists removing exhaust on the tunnel walls to write “For a Clean Porto Alegre.” Police show up, hear the invisible inkers make their case, and end up shielding them from traffic while they work! Is reverse graffiti the same as conventional graffiti, since removing the images can be difficult? It ought to depend on whether paint, or just car exhaust, is removed, and whether the reverse writing is potentially offensive. Police in the fast-growing Brazilian city of Porto Alegre seemed to agree when they came upon these reverse taggers at work in a traffic tunnel. Vehicles are the biggest source of air pollution in Porto Alegre, so the message is right on target.


Class 2 - Notes: 

Visualization: Our Shared Values

The Art of Place: Role of Community-based Art in Academia 

Course Overview: This course will be an exciting romp through the world of community-based environmental art. Does it have a place within academia on a university campus? Over the course of four classes we’ll focus on themes such as building community through collaborative art projects, development of personal sense of place, and empowerment made through enhanced connectedness to the environment and to each other. Each class will be divided into two parts: first will be an interactive session where we will discuss the process of making community-based art from creative conceptualization through to the realization of a formal proposal; and second will be an experiential, or hands-on, session where we will design and create a community art project together. Students should come to class prepared be active, get dirty, and walk outside. In addition to staying up-to-date on class readings and resources, students also will be expected to work on, and contribute to, the community art project outside of class.

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