MPSM346 Interdisciplinary Projects in Sustainability 3 cr.
Sustainable art and design focuses on how to leave our future more just,healthy and
environmentally stable than it is today. Through careful consideration of
materials,lifecycles,subjects, audiences,economies,and many other aspects of
daily life, we will imagine and make projects that address significant issues resulting from
environmental impacts on human and animal societies. Open to students from all departments,
this course focuses on developing projects in nterdisciplinary studio settings that address
issues of sustainability on our campus,in our city,and in the larger global context. Research
practices,collaboration and charrette forms will be explored through a series of assignments
leading up to a half semester independent project.
Through readings,field trips,studio vosots and critique,we will learn about revolutionary
projects in sustainability in design and art fields today. Open to juniors and seniors, this
class will allow students to work in the medium of their choice while focusing on research and
development in the area of sustainability.