Course: Common Place
Common Place: Art, Advocacy and Health Equity
Dates: April 4-29
Max students: 4
Description: This is a unique study option in collaboration with the University of Chicago Gray Center for the Arts (https://graycenter.uchicago.edu). Students will be given the opportunity to have 2-4 community-based experiences (e.g., mobile health clinic for persons experiencing homelessness, urban farm nutrition program, transitional program for recently incarcerated residents, etc.) over the course of the study block. Students will then work with editorial illustrator Julia Kuo (https://juliakuo.com), widely published in the New York Times, Vice, ProPublica, and others, to chart the course from experience to reflection to advocacy through an artistic lens. In line with the Gray Center’s mission, this study option is intended to facilitate introspection of existing paradigms and construction of a personal pedagogy for advocacy in health equity. Absolutely no artistic experience required.