Beth Carruthers posted an update: 1 year, 1 month ago
Great Huff Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/sustainability-and-art-schools_b_1417562.html
”Sustainability” Has Become a Growing Focus of Artists’ (and Art Schools’) Attention
”Sustainable” is the new green. In a world where there is sustainable agriculture (farming that is adjusted to the local ecosystem), sustainable architecture (minimizing environmental impacts of new building) and even sustainable banking (socially responsible investments), we now have sustainable art, or art dealing with environmental issues.
In case that is a new term to you, you are already a couple of steps behind, because ”sustainability” has already been institutionalized into an elective concentration (a type of minor) for Bachelor of Fine Arts students at both Otis College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art starting this fall. Called ”Sustainability and Social Practice Concentration,” the MICA program (according to the school’s website) ”prepares students to engage their creative practice with the social and ecological issues facing the world today, earning the knowledge, language, and skills necessary to excel in this emerging field.”
Read the rest at the above link.