PUFY

1264

Unfathomable Futures: Power, Race, Art, and Design

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Unfathomable Futures

Spring 2022

Taught By: Nadia Williams

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 First Year students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 2:36pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022

Unfathomable Futures

Fall 2021

Taught By: Nadia Williams

Section: A

CRN: 13331

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.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 27, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 24, 2021 (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: 2:35pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 9/16/2021 - 12/16/2021