Creative Placemaking in Harlem
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LMUS 2110
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Civic Engagement
- Cultural Studies
The course explores creative placemaking as an active nexus of music, community, and identity. It focuses on historical and current trends in the social, political, and economic life of Harlem through music, engaging students in site-specific learning opportunities to show how music becomes a means for individuals and institutions to make an impact on their communities. Community partners for this course include Revive Music, the Harlem Arts Festival, and the Employment and Technology Center of Harlem Children’s Zone, where Aja Wood leads afterschool workshops focused on identity and community with music from classical through jazz and hip hop.
Course Open to: Degree Students