There’s no better space to question views on aesthetics than the public space. Over the years interventions in the city are made based on the ruling aesthetic views of the day. During this course you’ll take a look at the city of Utrecht and make your own proposal for a spatial intervention to a spot in the city of your own choice a bit more beautiful.
After a short introduction into spatial design you’ll roam the streets of Utrecht during a field trip. During this excursion you’ll examine with your fellow students the beautiful and ugly sights of the city. You’ll choose one spot that you find particularly ugly. In the following workshop days you’ll be challenged to envision a spatial intervention that will make the place more beautiful. Your choices will be placed in a historical context of views on aesthetics in relation to architecture and city planning. Lecturers and fellow students will give feedback on your spatial proposals as you work in the workshop(s) of the HKU Design school. At the last day you’ll present your proposal by means of a prototype.
The basic materials are covered. Working with more expansive materials is at your own expanse.
For further information contact HKU Design education coordinator Marianne Kelderman, Marianne.email@example.com