* DAN 310 / ARC 380 / THR 323 / URB 310 (LA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
The Arts of Urban Transition
ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.
Sample reading list:
Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis
Brent D. Ryan, Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities
Aaron Shkuda, The Art Market, Arts Funding, and Sweat Equity
Dora Apel, Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline
Anne Markusen and Anne Gadwa, Creative Placemaking (2010), Executive Summary
Jan Cohen-Cruz, The Problem Democracy is Supposed to Solve
The course requires between 75 - 100 pages of reading a week, two short essays, a grant application for an artistic intervention in contemporary Detroit, an audio, visual, or scripted walking tour, and a final group performance based on methods and data gathered over the semester.
Papers - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%
United States Travel Required
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
None. No prior dance or theatre experience is necessary. To apply, send a paragraph detailing your reasons for taking the course, including any experience(s) that make you interested in investigating relationships among art, artists, and the redevelopment of deindustrial cities, to Professor Judith Hamera, firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Arts of Urban Transition" in the subject line by April 14, 2016.
Grading: 50% Other = Audio, Visual or Textual Walking Tour (15%), Group Performance (35%)
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