Blog Lyfe: Aesthetic Cultures and Creativity in the Southwest
Blog Overview: The purpose of this course is to explore the aesthetic cultures of the Southwestern region of the United States though music, art, poetry, visuals, mixed media, dialogue and various creative expressions. Some guiding questions include:
1.) What are some of the aesthetic/artistic cultures/movements in the Southwest?
2.) Who are some of the premier or upcoming creatives in the Southwest?
3.) What type of social and political role do aesthetic cultures play in the Southwest?
Further, this blog will serve as an avenue through which to understand how emerging DIY (“Do it yourself”) communities engage with the cultural and social elements of their geographic region. How has art been shaped by the environment, resources, and regionalism of the Southwestrn United States?