WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2017-2018       Home       Archive       Search
The Artist in the City: Civic Engagement and Community-Based Art-Making in the Urban Landscape

ENVS 376
Spring 2018 not offered
Crosslisting: DANC 376
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies

Through both theoretical analysis and practical application, students will explore how, in a collaborative community setting, art-making can be used to address environmental issues and spark community dialogue. Lectures, readings, and research will provide an overview of the work of contemporary artists who engage directly in the life of the city, incorporate public employees and public land, and explore new means of civic participation. Students will study various models of community engagement and apply theoretical work to their field-based research. For final projects, students will direct short, creative-based projects in collaboration with Middletown community members to be presented as part of the Riverfront Encounter.
Credit: 1.25 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENVS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on OCT-18-2017
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459