Courses

The Arts of Urban Transition

This course uses texts and methods from history, theatre, performance studies, and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York (1960-present) and contemporary “Rust Belt” cities. Issues addressed include relationships between artists, changing urban economies, and the built environment; the role of the artist in gentrification and creative placemaking; the importance of local history in art interventions; and assessing impacts of arts initiatives. A Spring break trip, and visits to key local sites, are included. Students will use data and methods from the course to produce final projects.

Faculty

Headshot of Aaron Shkuda

Aaron Shkuda

Program Manager, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture; Lecturer in Architecture

Sections

C01

Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm