Dream Collective

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Dream Collective
Spring 2024
Taught By: Isaiah Madison
Section: AX

CRN: 14990

Credits: 4

Alongside clinicians, historians, and artists, students in this Civic Liberal Arts course will consider the social implications of psychoanalysis. Students will volunteer with the Greene Clinic’s Dream Collective and, alongside clinicians, invite passersby at the Brooklyn Public Library and in Fort Greene Park to write or draw their dreams. We will archive and attend to these documents in class and in monthly meetings with Greene. With “outsider” art, conceptual art, and the histories of institutional psychotherapy, we will question how and whether social life requires the repression of the unconscious. With Adorno, Lacan, and Freud, we will discover the unconscious, read speech, and ask whether value comes from recognition or taste. We will ask: how does perceptive capacity influence creative technique? Are critical aesthetic faculties inherited, or are they socially produced? Potentially, something new and beautiful will spring forth from gaps, slips, and free association.

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: 19

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:22pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 259
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024