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Social Spaces: The Role of Artists Designers and Citizens

ARTDES 203 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 100
Instructor(s): White, Emilia
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: Hybrid


Fall 2021

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 OF OFFER­ING: 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.
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