The Artist in the City: Civic Engagement and Community-Based Art-Making in the Urban Landscape|
Spring 2018 not offered
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, and Andrea Assaf: CIVIC DIALOGUE, ARTS & CULTURE: FINDINGS FROM ANIMATING DEMOCRACY; ISBN: 978-1879903333
Caron Atlas and Pam Korza: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: WRITINGS ON ART AND CIVIC DIALOGUE; ISBN: 978-1879903326
Liz Lerman: HIKING THE HORIZONTAL: FIELD NOTES FROM A CHOREOGRAPHER; ISBN: 978-0819574367
Jan Cohen-Cruz: LOCAL ACTS: COMMUNITY-BASED PERFORMANCE IN THE UNITED STATES; ISBN: 978-0813535500 Jan Cohen-Cruz: ENGAGING PERFORMANCE: THEATRE AS CALL AND RESPONSE; ISBN: 978-0415472142
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will complete three 5-7 page papers and 1 final project. Students will have weekly reading assignments, will give 1 group presentation, and will turn in regular written responses.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview. Please include a one-paragraph written statement on why you wish to enroll in the course, explaining your goals for and desired outcomes from taking the course.
For final projects, students will direct short creative-based projects in collaboration with Middletown community members to be presented May 7th as part of the Riverfront Encounter. Attendance May 7th for the entire day is mandatory. The course also includes an outside of class time practicum which the instructor will supervises.