M 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Room TBD

How can design reflect social and political values, and how might an external environment inform an image of oneself? This seminar takes the term "identity politics"—founded in the second-wave Black feminist movement of the 1970s—as an entry point to explore these questions and introduce a growing number of contemporary design practices that frame their work through identity, community engagement, and political activism. Through the study of theoretical texts and reference projects, as well as student-led design exercises, the course engages the fields of architecture and design as a means to give form to populations outside of dominant cultural narratives. 
 

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