Who is Scott Bankert?
Scott is an artist and scholar whose projects have taken him around the globe. Scott’s professional career in writing, photography, filmmaking and teaching have taken him from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, and Paris to Patagonia, and everywhere in between. Some of Scott’s clients over the years have included Verizon, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, Pfizer and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Scott is also a founding member of TableTop Films, an independent film company that produces award-winning experimental and documentary works. Read more about Scott Bankert.
During the summer, Scott teaches the Urban Arts Workshop in Paris. This course, like others that Scott designs, has an interdisciplinary approach aimed at combining the theoretical with the experiential.
In each class, another “form” of urban art will be investigated, including discussions about and encounters with street photography, graffiti, sculpture, installation art, dance, performance art, parkour (freestyle street gymnastics), gorilla theater, art vandalism and underground art, urban sound projects, large-scale projections, poetry, essays and short stories with an aim to understand how such art forms came into being and how they express a distinctly urban message to the inhabitants and visitors of Paris. Students get to document an aspect of Parisian urban art with a short video documentary project.