In this community-engaged class, students will be invited to learn about the dynamic history and role of the arts in Trenton through conversations with local artists and activists. Students will develop close listening skills with oral historian/artist Nyssa Chow. Readings include texts about urban invisibility, race, decoloniality, and public arts policy. Students will participate in the development of a virtual memorial and restorative project by Trenton artist Bentrice Jusu.
Arts in the Invisible City: Race, Policy, Performance (CD or LA)
HUM 352 / ENG 252 / URB 352 / THR 360
D. Vance Smith