BK3190 - Art and Common space


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Works
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Works 100/100

Course content

Art and Common Space takes as its starting- point the necessity to re-imagine public space/place in relation to artistic, architectural and other creative practices. The course is partly theory-based, always mindful of practical situations and real-life scenarios.. The course will increase and guide the students' awareness of the possibilities and challenges of presenting/placing art both in nature and in urban situations. The course will cover historical theories of public space that have had particular relevance for art and architecture, as well as current and innovative theoretical practices that have arisen out of today's challenges. The practice-based work concentrate on a continuous redefining of the parameters of both conceptual and material realities and demands of art's role in people's lives. The term «common" refers to the variety of spatial and social situations where people are meeting and communicating.

Learning outcome

Students can analyse and reflect critically on various issues relevant for adressing the overlapping challenges of space, time and communication within common/public space. The student has acquired a working knowledge of the history of public space in relation to art and architecture, and how to relate and articulate it to the urgent issues in contemporary society. The student will have the ability to initiate and carry out collaborations within the subject area.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of workshops, lectures, practical and creative interventions into public space, individual tutorial, and joint artistic and/or architectural projects. The lectures will focus on contemporary philosophy relevant sociological issues as well as the ongoing discourses on the role of art and architecture in today's society. Additional information will be provided at the start of the semester.

Specific conditions

The course will be cancelled in case of not enough students have signed up.

Approved compulsory assignments are valid in the current semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in course activities
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

  • Assessment of artistic progression by presentation or submission of work produced in the course or documentation hereof.
  • Documentation: Sufficient visual, audiovisual, written or other documentation of activities, proces and results in order to represent development of the work and/or project in the course.
  • Postponed evaluation will be held in the next semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Fine Art (MFA)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in Fine Art or completed 3 years in Architecture.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art


Examination arrangement: Works

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Works 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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