Led by Hans Klein-Hewett, Landscape Architecture

The Rural Art in Rural Space studio asks students to engage with rural Iowa residents to understand their realities, challenges, and visions for the future. Then, the students will design, iterate, fabricate, and install interactive, site- specific art installations at Art Farm Iowa. These installations will speak to and challenge the perceptions and practices of rural life, focusing on people-land connections. The installations will be displayed at Art Farm Iowa through their 2024 season, including at the grand opening celebration planned for July.

To better understand rural spaces and the people who live in them, the studio will visit Art Farm Iowa several times to engage with the community and understand rural practices. Additionally, the studio will visit several rural art centers, including the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, WI, the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN, and the Art Church in Malvern, IA.

Course credits:6
Meeting days and times:Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 1:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Variable course fee:TBD
Field trips:Reedsburg, WI, Shafer, MN, and Malvern, IA
Maximum enrollment:15
Enrollment open to:All seniors (4th and 5th years) and graduate students in all College of Design majors

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