Art and Social Justice: Introduction
School of Consciousness and Transformation MFA 7302 3.00
Open to the Institute as whole, this course provides a critical and dialogic framework for collaborating with and within communities. We will examine how values and power relationships are manifest within conversational, collaborative, and interventionist models, a fundamental question when we focus our work on issues of justice and equity in any medium. A prerequisite for an arts and social justice emphasis, this course offers a broad historical survey of the way arts and social justice have intersected within activist and public art, and prepares students for entering community in any field where such engagement is involved.