Prishtina, Kosovo

The Art and Philosophy of Sport

when 7 August 2023 - 12 August 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 370

Contemporary sports such as football, boxing and MMA are a global phenomenon and one of the most dynamic engines of the process commonly known, celebrated and feared as globalisation.
Just as the multi-layered processes of industrialisation shaped the game, the subsequent industrialisation of sports has been intertwined with profound social and cultural change. This course examines how, over the course of the twentieth century, mediatised sports became one of the most significant cultural practices of the current global era.
Consequently, its a sector now bound up with the practice and patronage of art. In the first sessions of the course we discuss how the art world has approached sport: whether it (for instance) centres on rules, matches, players or even a kind of anthropology.
Then we turn our attention to a series of nationally and temporally specific case studies, including post-independence Africa, Europe and the USA.

Course leader

Scott Anthony is Deputy Head of Research and Public History across the Science Museum Group in the UK and is currently working on a project on boxing.

Target group

Summer School as School is an interdisciplinary education and art collaboration model designed for BA, MA and PhD students, artists, architects and researchers of visual arts, humanities and social sciences, political theory, art history and curatorial studies, architecture and design, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.

Credits info

2 EC
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.

Fee info

EUR 370: 300 euros for self-paying students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.
EUR 570: 500 euros for institutionally sponsored students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.


Special conditions apply for alumni of the Summer School as School.
Scholarships are available for students from Kosovo.