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FINAR-6040-2: Fine Arts Seminar: Of, By, and With People

Fall 2021

Subject: Graduate Fine Arts
Type: Workshop
Delivery Mode: Hybrid
Level: Graduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: September 01, 2021 — December 14, 2021
Meetings: Tue 11:00AM-01:00PM, Off Campus - Dogpatch 1
Instructor: Susanne Cockrell

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 7/8 Closed


Fine Arts Seminars are intended to broaden and clarify students' perspective on contemporary art practice. Each semester these seminars shift in focus and subject matter. Seminars may concentrate on art from the perspectives of art history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and so forth, or may take the form of a discipline-based critique focusing on the history, theory, and practice of painting, sculpture, and photography, among others._______

We are living through an extraordinary time wherein ecological disasters and social ruptures highlight the deconstruction and recalibration reshaping society. This evolving situation is our backdrop and laboratory to explore the poetics of engaging people and place in intimate, public and civic contexts. Designed for students who want to dive into context, this seminar will focus on looking at your practice through the lens of working in social and public realms and potentially developing a new facet of your practice. Situated somewhere in the intersection of social practice, performance, experimental theater, mediation, ritual, interspecies collaboration, activism, radical pedagogy, and participatory games is where we dig in. Through reading, writing, field gestures and iterative projects we will transform our studios into interactive learning sites for socially responsive research. Deep listening and attunement, equity and transformative justice, human and non-human collaborations are organizing themes.
Hybrid course sections will be delivered both online and in-person. Required online synchronous meeting times are listed as the meeting pattern for this course section. Additional course components will be delivered asynchronously or in-person as outlined in the syllabus. 

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