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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

UACC 224 Collaborative Studio: The Water Project: Re-Engaging With a Critical Resource as Designer, Artist, and Citizen

1.5 - 3 credits undefined hours
200 level undergraduate course

With the world population exceeding 7 billion and growing at an exponential rate, we must begin to understand and promote better ways of accessing and using the critical resources we depend on. Artists and Designers are key to raising awareness, educating, and offering tangible solutions for challenges such as this. The goal of this studio is to thoroughly engage with one of the primary critical resources, Water, and to incorporate it in and extensive research-intensive studio process. We will bridge academic and artistic investigation with ongoing community efforts in order to improve the current status quo regarding this simple compound that life depends on. There will be initial readings, viewings, field trips, and discussions that will aid the students and faculty in the search for understanding and in the formation of studio goals and deliverables. Skills based in 2D, 3D, and the written word will be developed and used to form the basis of this discussion, as well as to yield tangible results that will be critiqued and exhibited. The studio will be purposefully agile and flexible in its expected outcomes to support our community collaborators and the collaborative process that we will be engaged in.

Collaborative Studio engages students in cross-disciplinary and collaborative processes utilizing cooperative, interdisciplinary techniques and approaches to generate collaborative student processes and projects.

This course is not repeatable for credit.