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ETHST-2000-4: Mural Art

Fall 2021

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

Course Dates: September 01, 2021 — December 14, 2021
Meetings: Mon/Thu 8:00-10:00PM
Instructors: Amana Harris, Jack Leamy

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 14/16


This 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 public spaces. 

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