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Freshman Seminar Art012b, On Activism: The Visual Representation

An introduction to the visual representations of protest, struggle, and revolution in this country from the Vietnam War to the present moment. The course explores a range of historically significant social and political movements, visual (communication) and dissemination strategies, and working methods. The primary goal is to investigate and expand the designer/artist’s ability to express a point of view and transform contempo- rary understanding of local and national issues through a series of exercises, iterative making, and experiments in distribution methods via solo and collaborative work. The students’ practice is supported by close readings, independent research, case studies, field trips, and presentations from a diverse collection of people directly involved in activism. Pamela Hovland

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