This course covers the social aspects and applications of art. First there is a theoretical evaluation of the different kinds of social interventions in contemporary art and a study of the theoretical bases of therapeutic thought underlying these proposals. There is work on the anthropological concept of '"social action", as well as the ethical and aesthetic aspects of artistic interventions in this area.
The practical part of the course follows, which participants design and carry out their own proposals for social interventions, either in groups or individually, and these are supervised in class.
The practical part aims to draw up and carry out student interventions supervised in the classroom, taking into account the ethical and aesthetic question involved in this type of art.


- Introduction : The concept of "social action". Anthropological and sociological study.
- Social Intervention and therapeutic thought
Social Intervention and therapeutic thought in contemporary art:
Political art
The arts and feminisms
Social intervention and art therapy
Ethical aspect of intervention and action
Aesthetic aspects: aestheticization of communication and relational art
Ethnographic art – Ethnography from art
Ethnographic techniques

Access requirements

- Specialist and student of art and design.

- Professional practitioners in the areas of psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, social education, pedagogy, sociology and anthropology.


Maria Jiménez Sequieros

Phone: 934422000



UAB Specialisation Course

12 Edition
Places: 20
Orientation: Professional
2,5 ECTS
Code: 1858/12
Price: 741 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escola Massana, Centre d'Art i Disseny. C/ Hospital, 56. 08001 Barcelona
Dates: from 24/02/2020 to 22/06/2020
Teaching language:
Spanish (100%)
Coordinating centres:
Escuela Massana, Centro Municipal de Arte y Disseño

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