GDCV1095 Object and Heritage (3 units)
This course will explore the concepts of visual and material culture in order to contextualize place, identity and heritage in both a personal sense and within the large cultural boundaries. Exploring the formal qualities, functions and histories of “things”, it will discuss how objects shape our culture and how the material world is integral to meaning-making processes. It will also introduce material culture theories from various disciplines, e.g. anthropology, cultural studies and art theories, to critically study objects within a cultural and historical context. Further, it will investigate recent debates on urban development and heritage preservation, things and memories, and, myths and traditions associated with them.
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