Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Abandoned Practices Institute in Prague 2014
July 6 (depart the United States on July 5)–July 26, 2014
This 3-week summer intensive looks forward by looking backward, researching, enacting, and embodying practices that for one reason or another have been disregarded in the wake of progress, and relegated to the archives of history. This will be the third year that the course is located in Prague, Czech Republic, to explore and study this compact city with 600 years of visible history, as an urban classroom and an inexhaustible catalogue of abandoned practices and endangered uses. Students will participate in individual and collaborative projects involving writing, installation, documentation, and live performance. Teachers and visiting scholars will lecture on related subjects.
Available for credit and non-credit enrollment.
Abandoned practices constitutes an emerging field of inquiry pioneered by Alan Read of King's College, London, author of Theatre, Intimacy, and Engagement: The Last Human Venue (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). The course's focus will be on creating a forum for conversations that confront the common accelerated temporalities of the 21st century such as economic and artistic globalization, the technological advancement, and the general shifts in understanding the word local.
The course does not propose that we share a mutual past, but rather that we might mutually discover a shared strategy of thinking about our pasts and reimagining and re-enacting the different abandoned practices that once defined the ordinary.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO (4000 level)
Abandoned Practices Institute is also available for non-credit registration to participants outside of SAIC. If you are interested in this option see abandonedpractices.org.
Matthew Goulish: Writing
Lin Hixson: Performance
Mark Jeffrey: Performance
Program fee: Approx. $2,300
Includes accommodation in shared rooms, breakfasts, two group meals and ground transport. Does not include airfare.
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,327 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,409 per credit hour
Budget at least $1,500 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online registration begins: March 12, 2014
Deposit due at registration: $525
Wednesday, February 5, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 620
Monday, March 3, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 707