NYU Steinhardt

Activist Art and Creative Activism

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2155
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: The course will focus on the tactical, strategic, & organizational uses of artistic aesthetic taken up by the activist for the purpose of social change. The course will rely on both a survey of the existing theory & scholarship on “artistic activism,” as well as close analyses of contemporary practices on a local, national & global scale. Special attention will be paid to issues of creativity & efficacy, addressing questions concerning the value of this hybrid practice as both an aesthetic & political activity.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2155