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58595-01 - Kurs: The City as Archive 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Kenny R. Cupers (kenny.cupers@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course explores methods of urban and environmental research through the lens of the archive. As a site of selective public and/or private memory, a physical collection of records, and a metaphor for holding knowledge, the archive is key to the production of urban knowledge. Whereas governmental archives hold power over the narration of history, social movements and civil society organizations have created a range of alternative collections, including oral history and sound records. Historians tend to approach these existing archives as repositories of “primary sources,” yet the materiality of the built environment itself can also serve to foster critical perspectives. At the same time, the rise of the internet has exploded the notion of what constitutes an archive. Our digitally mediated lives now constitute an archive with radically new powers that reshape our physical world.

This course trains students in archival and architectural methods for urban research, while reflecting on the ethical and epistemological questions that come with them. The course begins with the premise that archives are not a collection of neutral records of events, but shape difference and otherness with regard to gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability. The course encourages students to conceptualize urban research as archival production, in collaboration with community and advocacy organizations. Students will learn to combine creative, and critical approaches to research, and gain practical skills that prepare them for individual research projects in urban studies.

Research Theme for Fall 2022: Food Ecologies, Corporate Power, and Colonial Urbanization through the Lens of Nestlé. This research theme is jointly developed and shared with the Critical Cartography course taught by Dr. Shourideh Molavi.


Lernziele This course trains students in archival and architectural methods for urban research, while reflecting on the ethical and epistemological questions that come with them. The course begins with the premise that archives are not a collection of neutral records of events, but shape difference and otherness with regard to gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability. The course encourages students to conceptualize urban research as archival production, in collaboration with community and advocacy organizations. Students will learn to combine creative, and critical approaches to research, and gain practical skills that prepare them for individual research projects in urban studies.
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Teilnahmebedingungen The course is open to Master students from other programs with a priority for Critical Urbanisms students on timely registration
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 29.09.2022 – 22.12.2022
Zeit Donnerstag, 10.00-14.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 29.09.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 06.10.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 27.10.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 03.11.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 24.11.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 01.12.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 22.12.2022 10.00-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 120
Module Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Research Lab Kulturanthropologie (Master Studienfach Kulturanthropologie)
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Vertiefung Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Master Studienfach Geschlechterforschung)
Modul: Ways of Knowing the City (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Pass/ Fail
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies

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