1. What is Social Change? What is art for social change? How can the arts forward social change? Do you agree/disagree with the perspective of Howard Zinn on artists’ role on social change? Support your perspective by using some significant historical examples, analyze how artists are “transcending” boundaries and becoming change makers.
DUE Feb. 5th.
2. Final Critical Project.
Students meet with me at least Once before Finalizing Your Projects
As an “ARTIVIST,” (artist+activist) What Social Change would you like to see?
The arts are an important locus for social change work.
This has been true in times past and is increasingly the case locally, nationally, and globally. This project aims to bring together students with an interest in investigating and investing in social change work through the arts.
The artivist uses his/her talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression – through nonviolent persuasion. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination.
What skills are useful in shaping social change through the arts?(friendship, love as methodology)
Students will explore strategies for building skills and have the opportunity to begin developing some specific techniques with the purpose of effecting social change.
Students will discuss social issues of interest, and brainstorm about ways they may be addressed through various art forms and media.
They will undertake writing, digital stories, theater exercises, and music, video and art projects, to develop artworks and short performance pieces inspired by material covered in the course.
During the last two weeks, we will have an informal showing of these on campus.
Due April 8th and Final Presentation Due
April 22rd and 29th.
Artist Tack Action/Activism
There are several Resources on the class website