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Ecology of Eating: Reporting from the Fields of Science and Art
ENVS 346
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: DANC 346

Working across the fields of art and science, this course aims to create a physical and intellectual context in which to explore and connect the many food issues that are shaping our times. We will examine food-related stories that are finding their way to the front page: water shortages, soil depletion, the obesity epidemic, factory farming, and alternatives to the industrial food system. We will design creative research projects that draw on a host of connections between the American food system and its impact on our natural environments, health, and economy. You will learn new tools for translating your research through a series of creative activities leading to concrete outcomes. We will read essays in ecology, environmental history, and food issues; each of you will design a project that reports from the fields of science and art as you find new ways to make your research evident. Project designs may range from, but are not limited to, an interactive discussion, live performance, a video, or a workshop module for a particular community. This interdisciplinary course is cross-listed between the Dance Department and the College of the Environment and will draw on my personal experience as a choreographer and company member with the Dance Exchange.

The Dance Exchange has developed a unique practice for art making and community building across generations and abilities. This course offers a window into this methodology through the sharing of tools that encompass movement, writing, interaction, and observation. Visit www.danceexchange.org for more information about the company and its online Toolbox, an ongoing, expanding effort to share the body of knowledge developed by Dance Exchange since its beginnings in 1976. It includes practice (how to do things), theory (why they work and what they mean) and history (where they came from and what happened when we did them).

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing
Design and create interdisciplinary research projects including performative and written modes of dissemination.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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