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ART 553 A: 3D4M Grad Studio

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Michael Swaine
Michael Swaine

Syllabus Description:


EXCHANGE LEXICONS In & Around  SILVER Architecture 

michael swaine

(try e-mail first ) 

cell 415-690-0503 

(texting is preferred as second option or if you need speed) 

In general class meetings will be Tuesday 

(as a group)

and Thursday

(individually )


one book that we will reference a few times is :

How Art Can Be Thought

A handbook for change 

- Allan deSouza

(I will make a few  pdf's in the first weeks , however ...

if I were  you , you also might just buy a copy for yourself ...

or our library has one copy...)

second book I want to look at  is:






(which i sent you the full pdf  of  via email but it is also in the file section of this canvass page. the person who recommended this book, Jason Groves,   asked me if i give a real piece of canvass to my students instead of this university sponsored structure)

third thing will be this: 


(ohh.. not in this order &this will all be encircling the silver shed )


“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.” - James Baldwin


 press play on all of the videos below at once



"The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created. The classroom with all its limitations remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labour for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom." - Bell Hooks 



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