Voice: Lost & Found (Making + Meaning)

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Voice: Lost and Found

Fall 2019

Taught By: Radhika Subramaniam

Section: A

CRN: 7767

Credits: 3

This course explores the implications of voice as property in politics, identity, law, culture and relationships. Examining a range of questions — What does it mean to find or lose one's voice, to raise one's voice, or to give voice? Whose voices are recognized? Is voice only human? Through readings, art and performance work, we will consider what it means to voice and be silent, to listen and to be heard. We will think about hesitations, interruptions, screams and sighs, noise, clarity and accents as well as growls, purrs, and insect and machinic hums. Students will be encouraged to explore the possibilities and limits of our mouths and ears.

In Making and Meaning courses, design practice, broadly defined, will be engaged as a critical methodology. Students will be provided instruction that is both skills-driven -- in, for example, writing, accessories design, or printmaking -- and content driven -- for example, the history of the prison industrial complex, or geography studied from the perspective of cultural theory and photographic history.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshmen and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. Note: Priority will be given to BFA Design History and Practice majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 8:30am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019