Ontario College of Art & Design

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GDEX 3B12
Hip-Hop & Convergence Culture
0.50 Credit(s)
Studio/Seminar
Prerequisite: 8.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
This course analyzes contemporary convergence culture of hip-hop and its relationship to design. Through the lens of hip-hop culture we will look at design, public spaces and aesthetics, with a focus on the rich cross-cultural and socio-historical exchange of material knowledge. Part of the course will be dedicated to exploring the global element of hip-hop and how Indigenous communities have taken up this art form. With a focus on convergence culture, we will examine the past to uncover the influence of hip-hop on contemporary designs.
Notes: This course is offered during the summer semester.
Course was last updated July 9, 2014 - 10:46 AM