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Art and Design Activism (NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
There is a rich history of artists/designers invested in social change and political activism. Art and Design Activism will look at the practices of artists and designers whose work intersects with issues of social justice. The course will investigate the cultural conditions of activist actions, the goals and effectiveness of visual activism, and the technological environments and tools that have been used to disseminate activist content in historic and contemporary cultures. Broad thematics include: the environment, globalization, war and peace movements, civil rights movements, religious dissent, indigenous rights, nationalism, sexual politics, race and class issues, new communication technologies and
Anti-requisite: Students who have previously taken VISC 4B95: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Art and Design Activism may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated July 7, 2009 - 2:52 PM