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Design for Generative Justice

ARTDES 316.001


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $100
Instructor(s): Eglash, Ron
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p
Location: 1258


Winter 2023

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

Description: Industrial pollution, exploitative labor practices and alienated youth are symptoms of a society driven by value extraction. Students in this course learn strategies for reversing this trend: designing for systems that generate value and allow it to circulate in just and sustainable forms. Through hands-on projects, students explore techniques such as designing with ecologically sustainable materials, enhancing labor value for an artisanal economy, and merging cultural arts with computing. After experimenting with a variety of approaches, students work with community members to develop a participatory, collaborative final project that explores designs for generative justice in real world contexts.

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