Animality and Visuality

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Animality and Visuality
Fall 2024
Taught By: Radhika Subramaniam
Section: A

CRN: 17436

Credits: 3

How do visual practices construct the relationships humans have to non-humans? We will look at the technologies, mechanisms, conditions, and contexts through which non-human species have been represented—framed, captured, composed, isolated, diagrammed. These images "animalize" their subjects and generate forms of racialized species politics. The history of looking at other species spans the gamut from bear baiting, butterfly pinning and cockfights to zoos, aquariums, safaris and botanic gardens to nature documentaries and pet videos. In working our way through art, literature, politics, and media, we will consider what stakes art and design have in these visual practices and their politics. The course will be conducted as a seminar with both critical and creative outcomes.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:38am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024