Object Politics

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Object Politics

Fall 2019

Taught By: Anthony Dunne, Victoria Hattam, and Fiona Raby

Section: A

CRN: 7428

Credits: 3

This class will be taught by designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby (Designed Realities Studio) and political scientist Victoria Hattam (Politics). The course aims to deepen students’ ability to decode/read the politics of the material world currently taking shape around us, especially those parts being consciously designed. The class will consist of several interlinked activities: readings on the material culture theory and practices of making; faculty and student-led seminars focussed on ‘close reading’ selected (actual) objects; studio-based creative exercises; and visits to studios, museums, and industry labs to hear experts talk about different approaches to working with a range of objects and materialities in various contexts, eg digital, biotechnological, cultural, and so on. Please email if you would like to register for this course and include a brief outline of your motivation for taking the class and, either a writing sample, PDF of project work, or a link to a portfolio.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:32am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 411

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019