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Street Art & Graffiti in Spain: Independent Interventions in Public Space
CEA CAPA Partner Institution: CEA CAPA Madrid Center
Location: Madrid, SPAIN
Primary Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Other Subject Area: Art History, Anthropology, Urban Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: CUL365
Transcript Source: University of New Haven
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: Prior to enrollment, this course requires you to have completed one 200 level course or two 100 level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction.
This course has been designed as an introduction to the impact graffiti and street art have on the culture of Madrid. Over the past four decades, street art and graffiti have become much more than the spray paint cans and rebellion of the young. Graffiti and street art interfere and overlap with many disciplines including. calligraphy, activism, publicity and urban exploration. This course will exam not only the cultural impact, but also the sociological impact of street art. The course will combine lectures, walking tours, guided explorations, hands-on activities, readings, discussions, documentary viewing and image analysis.