L&S Curricular Connections

Big Ideas Courses

Art Practice C100 / Geography C100 / History of Art C106

Art and Ecology

Arts and Literature

Taught by faculty from the Departments of Art Practice, Geography, and History of Art, this Big Ideas course is a space where we collectively study, think, and make art about the cataclysmic ecological crises that threaten our planet today. Examining possible notions of the animal, the botanic, the oceanic, the geologic, and the atmospheric, among other themes, the course prompts embodied responses to this urgent moment through complex, experimental, scholarly, and practice-based interventions. The aim is to read human interactions with the planet in relation to the past, present, and future of earthly environments, as shaped by historical processes, resonances, interruptions, and movements.

Terms Offered

  • Spring 2022
Sharad Chari faculty profile
Sharad Chari (Geography)
Asma Kazmi faculty profile
Asma Kazmi (Art Practice)
Sugata Ray faculty profile
Sugata Ray (History of Art)