Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest, and Public Spaces: Mini-course Resources

Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest and Public Spaces” was an online mini-course for K-12 educators held over the course of three days, November 9, 11, and 13, 2020. In this Pitt NCTA/Global Studies Center collaboration, speakers discussed how protest artists use public spaces to engage in dialogues with their public as well as other artists around the world. Recent and contemporary public art examples from around the world were showcased to demonstrate ways in which public art transcends national boundaries and is used for protest, dissent, and commentary on political, social, and cultural issues. Topics included the works of Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusuma, street artists in Bogota, Columbia, Loyalist murals from Northern Ireland, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Welcome to the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) at the University of Pittsburgh

For over 20 years, the nationwide network of NCTA sites has worked with thousands of K-12 educators to provide high-quality professional development opportunities. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, NCTA gets teachers quickly up to speed on the histories, arts, cultures, politics, languages and literatures of East Asia, with a particular focus on China, Japan and Korea.  The core of our professional development opportunities are our 36-hour seminars for educators, taught by university faculty throughout our eleven state region of Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In addition to our core seminars, we also host other professional development opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, online book discussions, and study tours to East Asia. We look forward to working with you.


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