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Youth, Art, and the Promised City: Recreating The Green Book

ANTH 0820 S01 [CRN: 25964]

This engaged scholars course uses anthropological and historical methods to explore the contributions of young people in the imagining and crafting of a sustainable urban future. Drawing inspiration from The Negro Motorists Green Book (Green, 1936), a safe travel guide for African Americans in the Jim Crow era, the course pairs students at Brown with youth at a local after-school arts program. Through drawing, painting, writing, mapmaking, and other techniques for creative social inquiry, we develop and share an updated “guide” for urban movement that reflects on the conditions and possibilities of the surrounding neighborhood and city.
Spring 2018
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15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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