Documentary Practices

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Documentary Practices

Fall 2019

Taught By: Graham Macindoe

Section: A

CRN: 3060

Credits: 3

In reaction to opioid epidemic and focus on addiction in the U.S., this course address not only addiction but also the often overlooked stories of treatment and recovery. This class will focus on research and creative projects that address how people recover from drug and alcohol problems and the various approaches that helped them reach that goal. Students will research addiction and treatment and through lectures and presentations look at the various ways this has been represented in art and media. Students will bring their own practice to the class whilst also working collaboratively to produce individual and group projects. The ways of interpretation can be as varied as using documentary traditions, conceptual approaches as well as using as using historical and vernacular images and research data. Opportunities for collaboration involving creating posters, a companion website, and coordinating community engagement events as well as collaborations with outside advocacy groups and harm reduction services. The particular semester will culminate in an exhibition in the Aronson Galleries at The New School in April 2019 and will include works from Design Communication students and Journalism + Design students at Eugene Lang.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students, juniors and seniors only. Some seats have been reserved for Bachelor of Photography majors. Pre-requisites: PUPH 2110 Core Studio 2: Photo Practices or PSAM 1050 Intro to Photography.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 7:11am 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019