Explore the Puerto Rican community of visual storytelling; a space where artists and activists have communicated social and political issues that face the island territory. The course will introduce students to Puerto Rican history and segue to modern day politics, economics, media, and pop culture. A deeper dive into the work of Puerto Rican artists will examine how visual arts communicate the story and identity of Puerto Rico.
Highlights of this Spring 2021 semester away include guest presentations from artists representing Puerto Rican culture, the opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican culture and neighborhoods, and five days of immersion over spring break in Puerto Rico.
Faculty Program Leader: Saleem Ahmed, Department of Journalism
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