Intersections: Population + Poetics
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: University Lecture Program
Course Number: ULEC 2580
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Transdisciplinary Design
- Environmental Studies
How we think about the world is how we make it. Yet, the perception that we make our thoughts, from any and all available materials, has gradually given way to the more passive notion that thoughts are things we simply have. If this is so, how do we better prepare ourselves for the complex problems facing humanity? Amid intensifying crises of climate and resources, population shifts in various parts of the globe tests the limits of our physical and social infrastructures. In response to these transformative forces, do we need to think differently? Might poetics offer clues to remaking the world? The course is designed to promote cross-pollination and serendipitous encounters among New School students and faculty. Intersections features a collaborative SLAM Event*** in November (PLEASE NOTE: the SLAM Event is a central feature of the course and is not optional) that is the climax of a chain of collaborative “mini-slams” across the semester. Dr. Kirkbride curates each class and oversees baton-exchanges among guest faculty and visitors. The discussion section immediately follows the lecture, allowing more flexibility for presentations, discussions, and in-class exercises.
Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
Open to Undergraduate students.