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  • Locations: Various, Various
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Artistic Work, Community Engagement, Personal Development, Research
Program Description:
This project will be completed remotely.  This project is only open to 4th and 5th year students.

Project Description:

This course will explore the history and current incarnations of DIY culture, ad-hocism, and maker movements as responses to changes in culture, economics, labor relations, and the environment. We will explore various contemporary and historical movements that incorporate some form of instructional material for a user/participant to implement in order to create an object or complete an experience. We will be experimenting with various individual and collaborative hands-on projects (food, building objects, making instructions etc.) and documenting our experiences with them. What you make in this course will depend on what tools and resources you have available in your home and locale and what your interests and concerns are. We will develop ideas for potential social entrepreneurship, community engagement, and methods of generating autonomy amidst change. We will critically engage with questions around what modern making is, what defines a professional commodity, how products come to market or are shared, what is valued monetarily in labor and what is valued and/or taken for granted in modern society.

Dates: August 3rd - August 28th

Number of Students: 25

This project is Non-Selective up to the enrollment limit.  

Project Sponsor:
Kyle Hartzell
khartzel@oberlin.edu

 

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.