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ETHST-2000-3: Mural Art

Fall 2022

Subject: Critical Ethnic Studies - Studio
Type: Studio
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Level: Undergraduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: August 31, 2022 — December 13, 2022
Mon 4:00-07:00PM, Main Bldg - 102 A
Thu 4:00-07:00PM, Main Bldg - N14/16 (2D Studio)
Instructor: Jack Leamy

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 11/16


SECTION DESCRIPTIONThis course explores murals as public living spaces, visual geographical multi-layered zones for political activism, social/cultural awareness and aesthetic advancement. Starting with the early 1930’s to the present, we will look at murals as sources of meaning and forms of social justice activism. We ask, what is the role of mural art as it is displayed strategically in public spaces? Where does public space become available and to whom? Who claims public spaces and how? How do we define public space and who has the authority to have a voice and be heard in the public realm? Students will be asked to work collaboratively, choose a space to create a virtual mural design, make claims and defend them through writing exercises, research, and design. There may be opportunities for select and final mural designs to appear in virtual and/or public spaces. 

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