Public Space, Memory, and Social Dialogue

This course is intended to inspire and guide discussion, research, and experiments that lead toward new directions in commemorative art and design.

Student projects will be developed and presented in the context of readings, discussions, and presentations with the focus on participatory, discursive, performative, and dialogical approaches to the practice of memory.

These projects may be permanent, occasional, or temporary, mobile, or wearable, interconnected with social media and AI assisted. They may be proposed to be built anew or as supplemental to the existing monuments, memorials and other commemorative sites in assuming a form of interactive installations, projections, and other media interventions.

The course is open to all while MDes students from all Domains are particularly welcome and encouraged to enroll.