This was my first ever class at university level with some 15 students with me weekly throughout two semesters (altogether 30 classes) . As is usual in the department, I was given free hands in terms of the syllabus. As 2011 was the year when Tallinn was the Cultural Capital of Europe, a lot of things were happening outside in the public space. During that time I myself was finishing the book on public paintings. Hence much of the course dealt with visual culture in the public realm. Some of the topics we covered were: posters, flyers, street art, public sphere, tactical media. However I did not want to talk only about contemporary world, but insisted on students reading literary classics. Many of the classes were devoted to Yuri Lotman's texts.
Visual Semiotics was an introductory course to the questions of visual culture I gave once a week throughout 2 semesters for first year Bachelors students of graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2011/2012.