Class Space Anthropology I

  • Presentation


    Curricular unit that aims to gather scientific knowledge and ethnographic techniques that allow the identification and analysis of contemporary representations of Space. The programmatic contents were selected in order to cover the mutations, contexts and dynamics that compose Space as a field: from macroprocesses, such as globalization and generalized acceleration, to microrelations, such as the heterotopic and the particular, and thus considering pressing issues such as climate change. It promotes the analysis and reflection on the local and translocal processes that address contemporaneity, along with the seminal impulses that actively contributed to the real and symbolic construction of space.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. The Anthropological Space.
      1. The origins of Human and the Anthropotechnics (Leroi-Gourhan; Simondon; Burroughs).
      2. Fundamentals of Anthropology and the anthropological turn in Arts (Malinowski; Foster).
      3. The interpersonal and intercultural space (Hall).
    2.  The transformations of space.
      1. The mutations of space (Foucault; Miranda).
      2. The acceleration of processes (Valéry; Benjamin; Virilio).
      3. Cinema, Media and the mobilization for experience (Benjamin; Bruno, Bolter & Grusin).
    3. Space of absolute networks
      1. The figure of globe and flows of circulation (Appadurai).
      2. Grids, meshes, networks: ¿Reassembling of the Social¿ (Latour)
      3. Earth and the New Climate Regime (Latour): the ¿Nature to be made¿ (Sloterdijk)
  • Objectives


    General Learning Objectives:

    Relate theoretical knowledge: analyse, categorize and compare the contents of this subject.

    Know the specificities of a research anchored to anthropology as a field of study.

    Understand the mode of existence of the urban space and the functioning of the networks that constitute it.

    Stimulate the critical reflection on contemporaneity.


    Expected outcomes (indicators):

    Develop skills in scientific research: identification, selection, justification and validation of ideas.

    Identify concepts in reference works and develop further readings.

    Essay writing, scientifically anchored and parameterized according to academic standards.

    Realize experiences in visual illustrations (scale models and/or drawings).

    Critically discuss the contemporaneity, correlating the acquired knowledge.

    Apply knowledge and anthropological tools in transdisciplinary research projects.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Class attendance is mandatory and are elegible to be assessed in continuous evalutation students who have attended 75% of classes and submitted work in the 3 assessment moments. Students will be assesseded according to practical exercise (groups of 2 students) to be presented in class and uploaded in moodle (25%); oral presentation of a bibliographic title of the program (25%); and written test, where the student will be evaluated for the knowledge acquired and for written expression (50%).

    Exams: The appeal period consists of a written exam with a weighting of 100% in the final grade, which will focus on all theoretical content. As a final grade, the student must obtain a minimum grade of 10 points.

  • References


    • Appadurai, A. ([1996] 2005), Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. University of Minnesota Press
    • Foster, H. (1996). ¿The Artist As Ethnographer¿ in The Return of the Real. MIT Press. ART/471 - BC
    • Foucault, M.([1984] 2005). ¿Outros Espaços¿. in RCL 34/35. Lisboa: Relógio d¿Água. AQ/667 ¿ BC
    • Hall, E.([1966] 1986). A Dimensão Oculta. Lisboa: Relógio d¿Água. S/41 ¿ ER
    • Latour, B. ([2015] 2017). Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climate Regime. Polity Press
    • Simondon, G. (2015 [1958]) On the mode of existence of technical objects. Univocal.
    • Virilio, P. ([1995] 2000). A Velocidade de libertação.Lisboa: Relógio d'Água.

    Nota:  cotas da Biblioteca Victor de Sá - ULHT

  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    O atendimento aos alunos é feito no fim de cada sessão - questões particulares mediante marcação.

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