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Social Spaces: The Role of Artists Designers and Citizens

ARTDES 203.001


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $100
Instructor(s): White, Emilia
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p
Location: 2410


Fall 2022

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 200: Any 200 Level Studio. OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Description: This course explores the ways in which artists, designers, and citizens work within the public sphere. Students gain an understanding of socially engaged art and design practice while learning approaches and skills essential to community engagement work. Partnering with UM Edward Ginsberg Center and a local organization on a community-based art and design project, students define opportunities for their creative practice to positively impact society while broadening their perspectives of people and the world around them. Coursework includes lectures, class exercises, response papers, discussions, and collaborative projects. By the end of the semester, students have a fuller awareness of the role that artists, designers and citizens have in transforming communities and contributing to the greater public good. Sophomore Standing is required in order to take this course.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in both the fall and winter terms of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.