Art and Social Justice: An Exercise in Creative Change
Past and Present
As part of a year long extracurricular experience students will engage in a dynamic exploration of the role of art and culture in social change. While the main focus of this experience is centered around art and the production thereof, the thematic content of this club will steer students towards an inquiry of how art practice can engage a larger cultural context to promote specific change oriented goals. Students will be given text to support their inquiry, along with research projects, fieldwork opportunities, and a final culminating product that will focus on students’ personal interest as derived from their research in the form of a change oriented art piece. This art piece can be in any medium of the student’s choosing but must address a larger social justice concern in an awareness raising capacity.