This website is the result of a course at the University of Washington Bothell (BISIA 374) designed to familiarize students with a basic practical and theoretical understanding of public art with a focus on the impact this art form can have on local communities and society at large. This course takes an active, project based approach to learning public art emphasizing the function of the work over aesthetics: Winter quarter of 2014, this course explores the relationship between social equality and environmental health, introducing students to art as a tool to inspire thought, spark conversation and as a catalyst for change. Projects will focus on the North Creek Wetland Restoration on the University of Washington Bothell campus, and explores not only this ecosystem’s restoration due in part to a change in social awareness, but considers global environmental health and its dependence on social equality.
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