Social Practice Workshop

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FINAR-604

This class is a critique-based seminar with an emphasis on looking at one's process (how you think through and develop ideas) as well as studio practices and artistic production. In our discussions and research we will consider the major aesthetic, philosophical, cultural and social themes that have shaped photography in the latter part of the 20th century. A primary objective of the class is to foster the exploration of your own art practice through the investigation of current theories and practices as well as developing an understanding of how a critical analysis of contemporary influences may encourage the breadth of meaning in your own work. As a group we will tackle hard questions in regards to economic and creative sustainability. Our goal isn't to terminally answer these questions, but rather to develop individual and group strategies - ones that could have life long impact.