ARTS 1913: Place Matters: Seeing the Mississippi

3 CreditsFreshman Seminar

As the Mississippi River flows through campus it shapes the site of a seventy-two-mile urban national park in the heart of Dakota homeland. With the river as our catalyst for artistic inquiry, research, and collaborative practices, students will participate in interdisciplinary, creative explorations that connect culture, ecology, design, history, and imagination. We will synthesize perspectives gained from our experiences on a river boat, launching aerial cameras, taking sound walks, recording underwater views, participating in digital storytelling, and engaging in conversations with guest artists, architects, culture keepers, composers, scientists, and historians. You will meet students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds as you work on individual and collaborative projects. Together, we will focus on learning about the Mississippi, and ourselves, by cultivating a personal relationship with the river and experimenting with art to convey this.

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