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Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices 2012

Course 2012

The Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices is intended to serve as a catalyst, with the hope of bringing about critical mass and articulating lines of thought capable of addressing the complexities of contemporary art and culture.

It is comprised of two series of seminars (both of which run from April to June) in which enrolled students will come into close contact with the debates and critical practices of greatest relevance, led by the very thinkers, artists and activists, from Spain and other countries, who are producing such knowledge.

The program is intended for a wide range of profiles: artists, University researchers, architects and activists, and others who share an interest in creating imaginative tools with which to intervene in today's current situation of crisis and transformation.

In the 2012 program, the lines of work addressed by the two courses are the global metropolis as the stage for new types of cultural and political agency, which will be led by Observatorio Metropolitano, and the new knowledge of the body, which will be led by Beatriz Preciado, with the collaboration of Lucas Platero and David Berna.

Also, there will be sessions in which both courses will intersect.

Each course entails 150 hours of work (50 class hours, 50 hours of reading and 50 hours of work on a project). Students must do a final research project, to be agreed with the course directors, to be turned in during the month of September.

In this program attendence is required (please check calendars) as is the final research project. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate issued by Museo Reina Sofía, as an official Research Centre, in recognition of the 150 hours of coursework.

To apply, fill in an application form (one for each course if you plan to apply for both) and send it to: centrodeestudios@museoreinasofia.es

Length

150 hours between April and June (projects will be handed in in September)

Intended for

artists, University researchers, activists…

Organised by

Museo Reina Sofía

Where

Museo Reina Sofía (some sessions may be held in a different place, to be announced)

Application deadline

January 30, 2012

Number of participants

Between 20 and 25 students per course

Enrolment of students admitted

March 1-10

Beginning of course

check calendars of each course

Price

These courses are free of charge.

A Study Centre program sponsored by Fundación Banco Santander.

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