Course

A cross-disciplinary course that investigates and proposes various strategies for the creation and realization of public environmentally-aware art projects. Course work contributes to the creation of a City of Windsor/University of Windsor Green Corridor. Projects are generated in conjunction with community-based research and involvement with special interest groups. Students will be involved in the research and development of concepts evolving from discussions and participation in series of lecture/seminars.

Areas of investigation during the course will include environmental study and impact, the social and political functions of public art in contemporary culture, the public creative process, the importance of public education in the development of community-based projects, marketing of public art and environmental awareness. (Prerequisites: at least Semester 5 and in good standing, or graduate student.)

The course, which began in January 2004, consists of a core group of select students with third or fourth year standing from various university departments, including Visual Arts, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, Computer Sciences, Planning, Philosophy, Law, etc. Students gain hands-on experience in community-based research, environmental study and impact, the social and political functions of public art and contemporary culture, the public creative process, the importance of public education in the development of community-based projects, and the marketing of public art and environmental issues.