From Job to Adventure – Designing New Normals in a Post Covid19 World (APA2321.01)

Kenneth Bailey

One of the realities that Covid19 has quickly exposed is how many of us live from paycheck to paycheck at best. This profound pause that we have been asked to endure has produced over 26 million unemployed in the U.S. alone. Up until this strange moment, we have been asked to accept this social arrangements as “normal.” Now activists, philosophers and the like are demanding the we use this opportunity to refuse a return to normal on the terms of power and to instead propose and make real “new normals.”

This design research course will work alongside the Design Studio for Social Intervention in propagating new normals in the realm of work. Our organizing question is “What if work was an adventure? How would it be different from work as a job?” Students will be asked to work along side CAPA and Bennington residents to design a series of “adventures” with input from Bennington residents and leaders culminating in a Bennington Adventure play test at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Awaiting Confirmation
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 7:00PM-8:50PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses