This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 5, compiled in one place.
I have revised my extended written project final draft based on the feedback I received in my tutor report for Assignment 5.
There are areas I agree with Anna Francis (2017) in the article ''Artwashing' gentrification is a problem - but vilifying the artists involved is not the answer' and other areas I don't. In this post I'll outline my reasoning why.
I have attached below my tutor report for Assignment 5 - Contextual Studies. Overall this draft of the essay was much better received but there were some amendments suggested by my tutor to further improve the essay. I have since refined the essay based on my tutor's comments and I have recorded these edits below also.
In this self-assessment of Assignment 5 - Contextual Studies I will evaluate how my final draft of the extended written project holds up against the criteria for Contextual Studies. The criteria are demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding, demonstration of research skills, demonstration of critical and evaluation skills and finally communication.
I have attached below my final draft for my extended written project, along with my accompanying abstract and bibliography.
On the 23/11/2020 I attended another of the Level 3 study hangouts which occur every two months. Yet again, I found it very useful with most of our focus being on Contextual Studies and essay writing.
I decided to use mind maps as a way of becoming more lucid about my ideas for the essay. As well as getting down the main points, they offered me the possibility of organising them into orders of importance and linking bits where a relationship might not immediately be apparent.
I have read what I feel is a very good essay on (public) art and regeneration that goes into a lot of depth about how the two relate. The essay by Jospehine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles (2009) is titled: 'No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City' and can be found at: https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/no-room-to-move-radical-art-and-regenerate-city. I have made notes to record my thoughts on areas where the essay interrogates ‘artwashing’, although that specific term is not used.