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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Special Topics: Socially Engaged Art


This project-based studio course is for artists and designers who define their practice as socially engaged or want to refocus their practice in the interest of social justice. The changing reality of what constitutes and who controls the public domain and recent debates in public practices is examined in the process of art making, including interventions and culture jamming, as well as relational and tactical strategies. In addition to in-depth critique and dialogue, course provides technical support, assists with research, views artist projects, and examines the shift “from studio to situation.” Students must have the desire to work outside of the isolation of their studio and are encouraged to have a project in mind before starting this course.

Prerequisite: XAED245 Community Arts in LA or instructor's approval

First class materials: Note-taking materials


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XAED300B
Meetings: 15
Credit Hours: 2
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