Brief description of the course:
The course will be based on the interaction between a critical vision of the social reality of our environment and the capacity of the audio-visual media to show the urban reality and tell a story. The course will cover both theory (introduction to media theory, photography, visual culture, project thinking) and practice (different exercises to produce audio and visual projects that will be either exhibited or published). For example, first project would be focused on the relationship between the housing and the citizens’ mode of living. The second one will be analysis of a place in the city and the way people use that space. The exercecises will end up with discussions, shared presentations between all students and exibitions. The course will develop skills to use a variety of audiovisual techniques and related software.
This founding course will provide students with socio-oriented method of observing urban reality. It will enable students to recognize that the city is at the service of people that inhabit it and that the inhabitants are those who build the city. Through the various audiovisual techniques which will be represented in the course, the students will be able to recognize the behavior of people in the city and the patterns of the relationships between people and the city. The course will provide students with intense analytical vision of human behavior and sociological phenomena that often go unnoticed but which define the character of the cities.