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SS-433 Community-Based Praxis

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students, artists, and designers to the theory, methods and ethics of community-based participatory research and social practice. Participatory action research (PAR) is an epistemological stance that assumes knowledge is rooted in social relations and most powerful when produced collaboratively through action. This commitment is shared by social practice artists who collaborate with communities in their work. In this class students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate community-based research into their artistic practice, scholarship, and everyday life.