Crafter Culture, Contemporary Art and Creative Agency
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLDS 3008
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Fashion Design History, Theory & Criticism
This course explores contemporary art that engages with handcraft ideals, processes, materials, and histories in order to catalyze exchanges outside of traditional art audience boundaries, create political commentary, explore tactility, critique consumerism, and build alternative communities. This course will introduce such works of art as well as notions of “craftivism.” Students will be asked to address questions about how this type of artwork engages viewers in social, political, and community-oriented expression. Students will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary writings, from craft scholarship and theory to ‘zine articles and manifestos. Pathway: Design Studies
Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.
Open to Undergraduate students.