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FILM AND ARCHITECTURE

CODICE 106705
ANNO ACCADEMICO 2022/2023
CFU
  • 6 cfu al 1° anno di 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE ICAR/18
    LINGUA Inglese
    SEDE
  • GENOVA
  • PERIODO 2° Semestre
    MATERIALE DIDATTICO AULAWEB

    OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

    The module will focus on the study of the interdisciplinary dialogue between film and architecture. Starting from the early days of cinema we will consider the two disciplines’ engagement with a range of styles and art movements. We will explore how specific typologies of spaces are represented on film and, at the same time, focus on the spaces of exhibition– the movie theatre, but also the museum and the built environment as a site for film and media projection, with particular attention to the element of sound and acoustics in film and architecture.

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

    The module aims to provide a critical framework facilitating meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue between film and architecture, considering both cinematic representations of the built environment and the ways in which these representations have influenced architectural practice.

    On successfully completing the module students will be able to demonstrate:

    • A detailed understanding of the relationship of cinematic arts to architecture and the built environment.
    • Systematic interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the histories and theories found at the intersection of architecture and film, including technical considerations.
    • The ability to critically analyse and form considered judgements regarding the aesthetic treatment of architecture in film.

    PREREQUISITI

    None

    MODALITA' DIDATTICHE

    Le lezioni si tengono in aula e possono essere seguite unicamente in presenza. 
    La frequenza, sebbene non obbligatoria, è consigliata. 

    Lectures, discussions, in-class analysis of seminal works.
    Classes are held in person. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. No remote learning is available for this course.

    PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

    Key Topics

    • Historical and cultural constructions of space in cinema
    • Cinema as urban critique
    • Cinematic representations of the ‘global city’
    • The role of sonic narratives in the creation of virtual spatial experiences
    • Utopian and dystopian cinematic urbanism
    • Visionary architecture and the cinematic arts

    Course content does not differ for attending and non-attending students.

    TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

    Indicative Reading

    Barber, S. (2004). Projected Cities: Cinema and Urban Space. Reaktion.

    Bruno, G. (2002). Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film. Verso.

    Cairns, G. (2013). Architecture of the Screen: Essays in Cinematographic Space. Intellect.

    Clarke, D. (1997). The Cinematic City. Taylor & Francis.

    Lamster, M. (2000). Architecture and Film. Princeton Architectural Press.

    Mennel, B. (2019). Cities and Cinema. Routledge

    Pallasmaa, J. (2007). The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema. Rakennustieto.

    Penz, F., Koeck, R. (2017). Cinematic Urban Geographies. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Shonfield, K. (2000). Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film & the City. Routledge.

    This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The course has NO SET TEXT. These core works will be supplemented with articles made available throughout the semester. Further bibliographic indications and guidance regarding the MANDATORY research project will be given upon module commencement. There are NO ADDITIONAL TEXTS for non-attending students; those intending to sit the exam without attending the lessons are advised to make themselves known to the course coordinator, to ensure that their research projects meet minimum requirements.

    DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

    Commissione d'esame

    JOEL ALEXANDER CATHCART (Presidente)

    PAOLA VALENTI

    ALESSANDRO FERRARO (Supplente)

    LEZIONI

    INIZIO LEZIONI

    February 2023

    Orari delle lezioni

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    ESAMI

    MODALITA' D'ESAME

    Oral examination. Students will be required to develop, present and discuss a personal research project which interfaces with the module’s principal themes and critical framework.

    MODALITA' DI ACCERTAMENTO

    • Originality of the chosen research topic
    • Detailed understanding of key theoretical concepts, historical and cultural contexts
    • Analytical clarity and nuance
    • Communicative skills
    • Appropriate use of terminology
    • Bibliographical awareness (not limited to content directly referenced during contact hours)