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Interventions in Commerce

ARTDES 313.001


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $100
Instructor(s): Modrak, Rebekah
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p
Location: 2043


Winter 2023

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

Description: Interventions in Commerce is a forum for acts of culture jamming encouraging creative expression and critique in the realm of commerce. Culture jamming exposes news that media won’t cover, disrupts the flow of commerce, and actively critiques media and consumer myths. We’ll look at the history of subcultural practices that include guerrilla art, street theater, media hoaxing, billboard banditry, subtervising (the production and dissemination of anti-ads), and creative activism. We’ll jam culture ourselves by exploring various strategies that enable us to interject personal, political or critical messages into consumer spaces. We’ll intervene in digital platforms, partner with institutions to install new messages in their spaces, and engage in public sites.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the winter term of odd-numbered years, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.