Feb 27, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

MPSM404 City, Site and Public Practice 3cr.

This course explores examples of contemporary “social practice”, its historical precedents, and
current scholarly dialog on the topic.  Social practice refers to the field of contemporary art
practice that moves between art and life. Often, it is created in communities and spaces
unaffiliated with traditional cultural institution and is frequently driven by an effort
towards social change. The projects are usually collaborations with practitioners from many
disciplines, are site-specific, and success depends on long-range planning and team
management. In this class, student will have the opportunity to design and model their own
socially-engaged, site-specific projects informed by the content of the course. The class will
include visiting artists, site visits, and assignments designed to give students access to
venues outside of their comfort zone.   [Previously Titled Site and Social Engagement]

Undergraduate Elective
Fall Only