Skip to Content

Design for Generative Justice

ARTDES 316.001, Winter 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Eglash, Ron
Semester: Winter 2024

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.