Art and Architecture in London
Led by a faculty member in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Art and Architecture in London immerses students in the global and culturally vibrant metropolis of London. Through myriad tours and guest lectures, students learn from leading art, architectural and design historians, and museum and gallery professionals. Course readings, discussions, daily field trips, and hands-on interactive projects take full advantage of London as a creative laboratory, allowing students to explore the city’s most exciting art, architecture, and design developments through art historical contextualization, current critical debates, and curatorial considerations.
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Students will receive 6-credits in total upon successful completion of the program.
Students may opt to receive 4-credits for either ARH354: Modern and Contemporary Art or ARH358: 20th-21st c. Architecture, Urbanism, and Design (which can substitute ARH315).
All students will receive 2 additional ARH credits for the specialized course, ARH399: Exhibiting Art/Design in London.
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
Emily Eliza Scott is a joint professor in Art History and Environmental Studies whose research focuses on art and design practices that engage pressing (political) ecological issues, often with the intent to actively transform real-world conditions. More broadly, she is interested in art and environmental justice, art and activism, critical approaches to the built environment, visual cultures of nature, land-based art from the 1960s-present, and the capacity of art to produce non-instrumental forms of sensing and knowing. Prior to joining the UO in 2018, she taught for five years at the Inst. for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.
Students will be living in shared housing in Central London. Students will be housed in twin rooms in either apartments or studios with shared living spaces. The housing will be conveniently located in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 in London. Students will be within walking distance of the Tube network, local supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.
The housing will be fully furnished and the cooking spaces will be fully equipped with utensils, plates, glasses and cookware. All apartments have Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, linens and 24/7 emergency support.
Your program application will have a housing questionnaire to gather information and assist with roommate assignments. Please note that students may share an apartment with students of a different gender.