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CCCX 128 Made in Chicago: The City of Art and Design


Chicago has served as the home of the surrealist art collective The Hairy Who?, an incubator of innovative African-American graphic design, the site of vibrant Latino/a murals, a cradle of forward-thinking urban photography, and a crossroads for civil rights and gay liberation visual culture. This course examines Chicago as a national and international center for art and design. Students will have the opportunity to travel across the city to explore, understand, and engage with historic and contemporary art and design objects in a process of hands-on inquiry and experiential learning. In the classroom, there will be lectures, discussions, and group/individual projects to address topics like the role of cities as cultural incubators, the importance of images in understanding cities, the role of art and design as a tool for empowering diverse communities, and students’ role in Chicago’s current art and design culture. The course pairs with artdesignchicago.org, an unprecedented series of exhibitions and programs across the entire City of Chicago in 2018.

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Formerly FEXP 128
DEI FE
Requirements Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3





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