Blackness in Transit

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Blackness in Transit

Spring 2020

Taught By: American Artist

Section: A

CRN: 8214

Credits: 3

In this seminar we will discuss topics of transit, surveillance, captivity, fugitivity, planning and design as formative components to life within the African diaspora. We will look at authors such as Frantz Fanon, Simone Browne, Mabel O. Wilson, and Jackie Wang to expand on the intersection of race, economics, technology, and mobility. The structure of the class will primarily consist of lectures by faculty and guests, group discussions and critical written assignments. Using these authors we will build a creative and imaginative way of thinking through ethical concerns that are an integral part of contemporary life. The subject matter will range from the history of surveillance as a racialized practice, the unequal access to resources created by land organization and urban planning, and the expansion of the private prison system.

Open to: all university graduate students, and upper-level undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

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: 9:17am 5/29/2020 EDT