IMA Number: 78305 | 1 credits

Professor: Jeanne Van Heeswijk

This class meets February 28th & March 6th, 10:00AM to 5:30PM in HN 544

Full Course Description:

In this workshop students will explore how they can develop an interventionist research project in an urban context, looking at the nature of the artist’s role, fruitful forms of community engagement.  In the context of Jeanne’s current ongoing series of “Public Faculties”  a series of dialogic engagements in public space which have taken place in cities from Belgrade to LA, students will work with Jeanne, who is currently developing a project with communities in Queens New York. In this workshop students will look at questions around social participation:  What is public speech?   How can people become participants in the creation of their own urban futures?  How can we have a public life in a situation where strictly defined economic logics seem to saturate all parts of our social and political world?  Participants will look at what their own role as artists can and should be in a public context, and examine issues around documentation of public art.

To get an idea of Jeanne’s thinking and her recent “Public Faculty initiatives, here are some links:

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/jeanne-van-heeswijk-public-faculty-8.html

http://jeanneworks.net/files/pro/i_0253/140106_We_just_talk_final_11.pdf

http://www.jeanneworks.net/files/esy/i_0021/SKOR_Social_Housing_Housing_the_Social_2012_EN.pdf

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