Image, Action, & Environment

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Image, Action, & Environment
Fall 2022
Taught By: Matthew López-Jensen
Section: A

CRN: 14664

Credits: 3

This course is designed around direct experience with New York City coastlines, parks, and community gardens. Students will use their creative, social media, and photography skills as advocacy tools for sites of their choosing and to further ecological and environmental justice initiatives. Students will also experiment with care-centric actions such as planting, cleaning, fixing, maintaining, and other activities that are now extensions of contemporary art practices. This course celebrates blurring lines between art-making and activism. Throughout the semester we will visit and photograph a range of sites and meet with the community stewards and non-profit organizations charged with maintaining and protecting these spaces. We will learn about environmental and commercial threats facing these places and create work that advocates for change. We will acknowledge and explore Indigenous histories of the landscape and how these relate to current land management conflicts and contemporary art practices. We will also explore artists whose work combines social practice, activism, and environmental action.

Open to: All University undergraduate students. Successful completion of first year courses and understanding of image-making required.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 6:52am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 200
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022