Making in Crisis

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Making in Crisis
Spring 2024
Taught By: Robert Sember
Section: A

CRN: 14989

Credits: 4

This course explores how collective, large-scale crises are defined, navigated, and represented. We will pay particularly close attention to the use of creative practices to analyze, address, and mitigate such upheavals. Our inquiry will focus on specific historical and contemporary health crises, environmental disasters, and national conflicts. We will study the antecedents of these events, read and listen to first person testimonies and reportage, and examine documentation of how people framed and responded to deeply unsettling and often catastrophic conditions. Crises are not confined to their most dramatic events. Indeed, the scars they leave may linger for generations. As we shift focus from crises that are, in some cases, distant from us, to those that touch us directly, we will consider our function as witnesses, scholars, artists, and participants. We will draw vocabulary and conceptual tools for our inquiry from work by historiographers of crises and theorists concerned with collective trauma, moral injury, and collective recovery.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:18pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024