Andrey Velikanov is both philosopher and artist, and his lectures Languages of Culture, combining theory and practice, will complement and comment on the Philosophy of Art course he delivered last year.
The lectures and seminars will look at the connection between philosophy and culture — with culture envisaged as a semiotic structure in a constant process of creation and speaking to us in many languages. In this context, art turns into a tool for the study and development of culture.
Visitors are welcome to attend either specific lectures of their choice or the full course. An expanded program and in-depth analysis of the subjects discussed in the course will be offered in the form of a study group, where participants will analyze texts and participate in debates, developing their own creative vision, style, and ideas on culture and the world, as well as continuing to learn about the history of philosophy and art movements out of class.
Any scientific, vocational or art school aims to provide its students with a range of skills and the knowledge they will need in order to master a profession. Andrey Velikanov’s school offers its students the opportunity to become themselves: learning about other people’s ideas, as well as practicing their own skills, will inevitably lead to the question of self-identification. For some, it will be a difficult or painful encounter. For others, it will be a chance to rediscover themselves, think and learn in a group, and employ various existing intellectual and creative practices in the development of new ideas.