Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
ART VERSUS DESIGN : THE OBJECT (20TH-21ST CENTURIES)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hubert TESTARD (Conseiller général économique et ﬁnancier, Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Students' evaluation will be based on two components : -one oral presentation or one participation as speaker in a debate by each student, alone or together with other students, depending on the number of students attending the course. Oral presentations or debates will represent 50% of the total score. Detailed indications on the scoring system of oral presentations or debates will be provided during session 1. -the ﬁnal essay, based on a subject covering some of the main contents of the course. Its purpose is to check students' general understanding of the content of the course, their synthetic and analytical skills, capacity to develop their own views, and their written skills. Final essay will represent 50% of the total score. Pedagogical Method : Oral presentations made by teacher and students on the various components of the course, and several debates. An essay at the end of the course. Course Description : What will be the future of Asia ? What will it look like in 2030 and beyond ? The course will be based on an overview of ﬁve group of issues : - Economic power and its human dimension : GDP, population, urbanization and infrastructures, - Facing scarcity : energy, land and natural resources, environment, climate change - Competitive challenges : cost and non-cost competitivity, innovation, governance - Intra and extra regional dynamics : trade, investment and ﬁnance, geopolitics of Asia - The social dimension : inequalities, poverty, ageing, Women in Asia Through an interactive process including individual or group presentations, and debates, the students will be asked to analyse a number of global trends through reports from the relevant multilateral institutions (UNDP,UNCTAD, IEA, WIPO, WTO, OECD, IMF, World Bank, regional banks…) as well as a selected group of important private institutions, and to get a better understanding of their
Teachers : Iveta SLAVKOVA (Enseignante). Prerequisite : Interest in the visual arts and design of the modern and contemporary periods. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Continuous assessment : 4 grades (2 oral presentations, 1 paper, participation). Course Description : Since the beginning of the 20th century, objects be they useful, playful, subversive, found, absurd…have literally invaded artistic production and cultural institutions, reshaping the deﬁnition of art and transforming the place and the role of artists in society. Blurring the boundaries between ﬁne and applied arts, merging high and low culture, aestheticizing the common and desacralizing the unique, the object has become a major focus in contemporary creation. By confronting the production of functional design objects with non-functional artworks based on objects, the course will examine when, why and how the object became an issue. Organized chronologically, the course will contribute to the students' general culture in Art and Design History. Additionally, through in-depth analysis and contextualization, the course aims to provide a better understanding of our complex and often contradictory world invested with objects of all kinds. Required reading : Waldman D., Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object, Harry Abrams, 1992 ; Mileaf J., Please Touch : Dada and Surrealist Objects after the Ready-Made, Dartmouth College, 2008 ; Rowell M., Objects of Desire : the Modern Still Life, MoMA publishings, 1999 ; Conway H., Design History : A Students' Handbook, Routledge, 1987 ; Boradkar P., Designing Things : A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects, Berg Publisher, 2010.
ASIA IN 2030 : THE LONG TERM CHALLENGES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English