LETTERS AND SCIENCESSpring 2019
Thinking Through the Arts + Design: Creativity, Migration, Transformation
This course is a no-experience-assumed immersion with a range of outside speakers and with field trips to a range of campus arts venues--close readings, close viewings of buildings, prototypes, exhibitions, and objects, and close listening and engagement with music, dance, theater and experimental performance. Students will explore the specific and metaphoric connections amongst Creative action, the experience of Migration and movement, and the possibility of personal, scientific, and social Transformation. How do we understand movement, migration, and change both metaphorically and literally? What are the social, political, spiritual, geologic, and physical forces that prompt migration and propel transformation? How do artists working in literature, visual art, film, performance, and design explore and enact the experience of migration? How do artists working in literature, visual art, film, performance, and design seek to propel transformation?
Course Instructors: Peter Glazer and Stan Lai
7 Fingers Circus, Reversible | Philharmonia Orchestra, London | Jimmy López and Nilo Cruz, Dreamers | Quote Unquote Collective, Mouthpiece | Théâtre National de Bretagne, Julius Caesar