The Berlage

Final Presentation

Final Presentation Week

Space, Television, and Architecture

This event will present the results of the spring 2021 proseminar "Space, Television, and Architecture".

The six-part proseminar, taught by Léa-Catherine Szacka, explores different types of television and their related spatial implication: the space of breakfast, the space of the everyday, the space of education, the space of news, the space of music, and the space of debate. While these spaces are not mutually exclusive, they represent the diversification of television, the displacement of social practices, and spatial constructions from the public and collective realm to the domestic sphere. From the street to the kitchen and from the classroom to the bedroom, the seminar explores how television—while changing our ways of relating to the world—also impacted the public and private spaces we inhabit. Through the analysis of these different spaces of television, students examine technological advancements, notions of power, and control, and the apparition of a new global public sphere and information systems; along with notions of display and spectatorship. Students will present a video essay on a topic of their choice, exploring questions of space and television.

Guests include Aslı Çiçek, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, and Vanessa Grossman.

Image: Nam June Paik, TV Garden 1974–7 (2002). Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany).