The goal of the course is to explore the interconnection between conceptual thinking and material form—how can visual representation inform and structure your thoughts.
Students will choose their topics, and then both write and make a book, though not necessarily in that order.
By devising and self-directing a long-term personal project, the students will gain an insight into the concept of authorship. They will become aware of the challenges posed by the open-ended nature of any creative process and learn how to address these challenges. They will learn how to give—and seek—meaningful input, and how to navigate the line between one’s intuition and the advice of peers.
By the end of the course, each student will have produced an original book.