Unfathomable Futures: Power, Race, Art, and Design

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Unfathomable Futures
Spring 2024
Taught By: Matthew Villarreal
Section: A

CRN: 10658

Credits: 3

For generations, communities of color have used art and design as tools to create unfathomable futures in the face of systemic oppression. Artists and designers of color have made huge societal contributions by insisting on defining their creative practice on their own terms, despite statistics that demonstrate creatives of color are largely misrepresented, underrecognized and undercompensated. Within this context, in this three-credit elective, we will explore historic and contemporary examples of art and design as tools for racial equity, racial justice and freedom. Through an analysis of power and privilege within an intersectional framework, students will deepen their understanding of their own power to work towards equity, access and justice as artists and designers.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 11:38am EDT 5/27/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 304
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024