Photography and Climate Activism

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Photo and Climate Activism
Spring 2023
Taught By: Matthew López-Jensen
Section: A

CRN: 11984

Credits: 3

This course explores the role of the artist and making photographs in the face of the global climate crisis. Through the study of photography, art, activism, and writing students will explore the relationship between artmaking and the Anthropocene–our current geologic age in which human activity has resulted in extreme climate change. We will look at how economic, political, social injustices play a critical part of this conversation. Practice-based assignments, a final project and oral presentations encourage students to conceptualize and produce their work on a local level while keeping in mind the globally impacting issue of climate change.

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 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 10:24am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 809
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023