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Planetary Art: Nature, Ecology, Environment - ARHT2676

This unit studies contemporary and historical artists in relation to today's environmental crisis. Students engage with how art objects and artmaking relate to issues pertaining to nature, ecology, and the environment. Through visual and textual analysis, students gain interdisciplinary perspectives on art's place within contemporary posthumanist theories, the significance of ecological thinking to contemporary aesthetics, art's historical response to the impact of science and technology, and art's recognition of the importance of Indigenous knowledges to planetary ethics.

2hr x (face to face) lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week

1x1500wd Research Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Visual Analysis (40%), 1x1000wd Paired learning research project (20%)


12 credit points at 1000 level


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Art History and Film Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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