Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: Art As Social Tool

Spring 2020

Taught By: Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Section: A

CRN: 2074

Credits: 3

In Art As Social Tool: Archival Research and Social Activism as Creative Methodologies students will develop methodologies in research and activism to be used in creating videos, prints, publications and performances. Each student will be encouraged to spend time developing an in-depth, research-based-project, inspired by and in dialogue with topics of social, cultural, and political significance. Students will be able to sharpen tools of self-inquiry and public research and delve deeper into how art can generate public discourse around such topics. Students may work independently or collaboratively, and incorporate a wide range of disciplines, and cross-disciplinary strategies from performance and activism, to video, posters and books. We will study the practices of contemporary artists using these strategies, including Sharon Hayes, Roma Publications, Hito Steyerl, Taryn Simon, Ai WeiWei and Laura Poitras.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 12:32pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 503

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020