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Creativity, the arts and social organization (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes

Einzeltermin | Do, 09.04.2020, 08:15 - Do, 09.04.2020, 09:45 | C 1.209 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 23.04.2020, 08:15 - Do, 23.04.2020, 09:45 | C 40.255 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 30.04.2020, 08:15 - Do, 30.04.2020, 09:45 | C 40.255 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 14.05.2020, 08:15 - Do, 14.05.2020, 09:45 | C 40.255 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 21.05.2020, 08:15 - Do, 21.05.2020, 09:45 | C 40.255 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 11.06.2020, 08:15 - Do, 11.06.2020, 09:45 | C 40.255 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 11.06.2020, 16:15 - Do, 11.06.2020, 19:45 | C 7.320 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Fr, 12.06.2020, 08:15 - Fr, 12.06.2020, 18:00 | C 7.319 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Do, 18.06.2020, 08:15 - Do, 18.06.2020, 09:45 | digitale Veranstaltung | digitale Veranstaltung

Inhalt: *** UPDATE *** Due to the current pandemic and the turn to online teaching, the course cannot take place as planned. Given the course's frame and aims, more emphasis will be put on 'self-study' based on course literature and participants' (desk) research as well as individual feedback sessions. The idea is to stick to the announced schedule. However, some sessions will be turned into (individual or group) feedback sessions; the format of the concluding student conference will be decided based on the experiences made as we go along. More detailed information will be availabe before and in the kick-off session (that will take the form of a video conference). Thanks and all the best in these troubled times, Timon Beyes _______ This course is dedicated to exploring and reflecting on the contemporary imperative to be creative, its manifestations and its implications for understanding the organization of artistic and cultural fields. To do so, the course aims to provide students with theories and concepts to critically examine the ubiquity of ‘creativity’. The students are asked to identify and study – as well as conceptually reflect on – examples and ‘cases’ of the turn to creativity. ‘Creativity’ is framed and understood as phenomenon and force of social organization: as both discourse and realm of practices, affects, atmospheres and technologies. The mobilization of creativity plays out in different social fields: in the field of art and cultural production (perhaps the ‘foundational site’ of discourses, practices and technologies of creativity); in urban development and design (encapsulated by the hype of ‘creative cities’); in organization and entrepreneurship (driving the presumably creative practices of ‘aesthetic capitalism’); in designing, working upon and continuously updating one’s self; in today’s pervasively mediatized environments (and its everyday practices of remixing images, texts, sounds); in the political sphere, where the creative staging of spectacles and the modulation of moods seems to become ever more influential.