EcoArt
AVT 385 George Mason University School of Art
Professor: Mark Cooley
Syllabus

Eco Art brings together ideas, tools, and methods from across a spectrum of arts, sciences, progressive agriculture, and folk traditions with an ultimate interest in forming sustainable and creative relationships with the earth’s life support systems. The course assumes that the environmental problems we face are largely the product of culture, and as such, require cultural responses. Eco Art explores current discourse on art, ecology, and environmentalism, while challenging students to conceptualize and make engaging, creative, and ecologically informed responses to their world.

AgriArts
AVT 496 George Mason University School of Art
Professor: Mark Cooley
Syllabus

This course provides a space for the examination and creative exploration of human food systems as an ideal site for identifying the interdependence of our cultural and biological worlds. The course looks at cultures and biologies of food production and consumption and investigates creative ways in which artists may effectively mediate in these processes. The class develops public art projects working in conjunction with food and sustainability efforts already underway at George Mason University and the surrounding communities.