CoLAB
Research-Creation and Social Justice

Pedagogy: Natalie Loveless


ART H 456/556: Sustainability and Ephemerality in Contemporary Art
Jan
9
10:00 pm22:00

ART H 456/556: Sustainability and Ephemerality in Contemporary Art

James Lovelock, known for having co-created the Gaia hypothesis with Lynn Margulis, was recently quoted as saying that “saving the planet is a foolish, romantic extravagance.” This course examines how perspectives such as Lovelock's reorient artistic production in the 21st century, with particular attention to debate surrounding the so-called ‘anthropocene.’ Students are expected to engage with the course “research-creationally” – bringing scholarly attention to arts practice and artistic attention to academic scholarship.