2022 Regent Summer Programs


Art in a Time of Crisis

May 23–May 27 8:30AM–11:30AM INDS 528 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)

Discover the vital role of the arts in times of precarity, examining artistic practices born amidst crises. Awaken yourself to the prophetic witness of the arts, asking why so many people turn to the arts during times of struggle. Together we'll explore the lives and work of artists such as Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, the Bogside Artists from Northern Ireland, Banksy, and the Mozambiquan project "Transforming Arms into Tools," while also referencing examples from the world of literature and music. Investigate and compare these different artistic practices, asking how art facilitates meaningful engagement with the big issues of our time.

Summer Programs course registration opens Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00pm PST


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Info

Class will be held on Victoria Day (Monday, May 23rd)