Art and Architecture: Reinventing the City (VISAR-UH 2121)

This course takes a sculptural approach to exploring and reimagining the city by looking at the existing landscape of Abu Dhabi. Students will visit public parks, streetscapes, the markets, super-blocks, the port, shopping malls, and industrial districts. We will document our observations through field notes, drawings, photography, video and sound recordings. This research will serve as a foundation for creating objects, sculptures, and installations. Students will learn to develop forms of artistic and architectural presentation and representation that reflect the urban design and development of the city. This research and artistic production will be accompanied by selected readings that address theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives from authors and artists such as: Atelier, Bow Wow, Denise Scott Brown, Homi Baba, Dan Graham, Kevin Mitchell, Robert Venturi, Andrea Zittel.

Visual Arts (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 16 Weeks

Foundations of Photography (VISAR-UH 1010)

This course introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of photography. Students will learn foundational image-making techniques with a focus on Black and White analog photography. A range of studio and darkroom tools and approaches will be explored. Students will be introduced to key artists, themes, and developments in photography and will consider the impact of photographic media on the development of art and society.

Visual Arts (Undergraduate)
4 credits – 15 Weeks

Sections (Fall 2023)

VISAR-UH 1010-000 (16675)