Slow Studio (APA4164.01)

Sal Randolph

β€œAn unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.” β€” Bonnie Friedman

This studio class will explore slow aesthetics and slow politics in relation to our lived experience in time. We will come together in an experimental lab, devoting generous time to slow experiences of looking, listening, moving, making, reading, and being. Our collective investigation of slow experience will include critiques of Capitalist and Neoliberal forms of speed and time-extraction through the lenses of Black Queer Feminism, Critical Race Theory, and Indigenous writings. We will survey studies of time, duration, and endurance ranging from Zen Buddhism to contemporary performance works as part of our collective research. Together we will invent new slow practices and share them with each other.

Learning Outcomes:
By engaging with deliberately slow experiences we will stretch our inner muscles in relation to boredom, restlessness, and addiction to overstimulation, expanding our capacity to live in real time.

By seeing slowness through many lenses we will each develop our own unique perspectives on the roles of speed and slowness in contemporary society.

By creating slow practices and sharing them collectively we will bring to life slow aesthetics, slow politics, and slow experience through our own work.

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Contact instructor ( with a letter of interest.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Remotely Accessible
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