The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist /CIRRUS
Exploring artistic means in dealing with crises
Teacher: Uta Reicharrdt, PhD and research fellow at the Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland
Number of available places:2
Level: BA (MA students are welcome to apply also)
Location: Þverholt 11, 105 Reykjavík
Teaching period: January 6 – 17, 2020
With the growing impact of natural events on societies more and more people are in need for ways of coping when hazards strike. Society´s resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back after a disastrous event – this course explores the ways art can contribute to resilience in times of crises.
The course presents students to the main concepts of disaster research, drawing from the fields of earth sciences, environmental studies, sociology, health sciences, psychology and cultural studies. It covers factors important in dealing with the aftermath of an extreme event. These include the role of psychological first aid, communication, media, art and spirituality in coping with hardship, tragedies and trauma.
It will look at examples on how art and design – be it graphic design, audio, writing, fine art – can come into the process of disaster risk management to develop the students´ own project.
How to apply
Please submit your application and motivation statement no later than 24th November 2019.
Click here to enter the online application.
Students who have been successful with their application, can find information about grant practicalities here: https://cirrus.artun.ee/mobility-for-students/