This Column Contains information to support and inform the class. You will find videos, artist links and other information Helpful for successful completion of the course.
How to use this site.
The site is designed to organized by class with helpful information and links. In most cases, you will find the assignment sheets, lecture & PDF examples. To the right under 'readings and links' are links to additional readings, websites, videos and radio shows.
Students are expected to use information presented.
All type set in Blue is a link to an article, reading, lecture or website.
How to write an Annotated Bibliography__UMUC
What Goes into Annotations?
Important site for links to various social organizations, including arts and social practice.
This is a video about the Socially Engaged Art of Mel Chin.
Socially Engaged Artists and collectives:
some are linked. some you should google
Mel Chin-- interview
Krzysztof Wodiczko-- Art 21 video
Bunker Hill Projection--victims of crime
Tijuana Projection-- victims of crime
Rick Lowe--Project Row Houses
The Patriot Library
Ashley Hunt--Corrections Documentary Project
Ashley Hunt-- Notes on Emptying a City
Thomas Hirschhorn-- Gramsci Monument--Bronx
Thomas Hirschhorn-- Art 21
Artists for Positive Social Change_hip hop
MORE Socially Engaged Artists working with Prisons:
Ashley Hunt--Degrees of Visibility
Andrea Fraser-- Down the River
Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Sable Eylse Smith
Pepon Osario--Badge of Honor
This video is long. It is over 2 hours. You have three days to watch it before your first analysis paper. Any reference information presented here will help.
art in prison
This video is a short trailer for a longer documentary on the Prison Creative Art Project. You can also watch another video on Vimeo linked at the right.
Spatial Design Lab-- Million Dollar Blocks
The United States currently has more than 2 million people locked up in jails and prisons. A disproportionate number of them come from a very few neighborhoods in the country’s biggest cities. In many places the concentration is so dense that states are spending in excess of a million dollars a year to incarcerate the residents of single city blocks.
click on blue text above for access to website.
Million Dollar Blocks is the first of a series of projects to be undertaken by Spatial Information Design Lab (at Colombia University), as part of a two year research and development project on Graphical Innovation in Justice Mapping.
additional links for consideration
In this Column I have listed some links you might visit for additional information about Art in Prison. These are links to project sites, documentaries, and articles about various projects with different populations. Return to the list above for additional artists.
Prison Arts Resource Project-- Research on studies evaluating prison art programs in the US.
Youth Arts Toolkit-- site discusses projects and how they are developed.
ARTS-- at risk youth programs (reason to survive) watch video on 'what we do'
Two documentary films on Frontline about prisons.
Art Therapy in Prison
Mural Arts Program--Philadelphia
Concrete Steel and Paint-- documentary about the Prisoners and victims creating a mural together about healing and forgiveness.
Women in Prison-- ACLU
Corrections Documentary Videos-- Ashley Hunt
Critical Resistance South trailer-- community responses
Art and Self-Esteem
Art Therapy in Prison--video
Art and Rehabilitation-- Video (this is a good one)
Prison Policy Initiative-- articles on mental health in prison
ACLU-- go to this site to view links to videos related to women and prison
What Women Have to Go Through--article about women in prison
Bard Prison Initative-- A video on the program at Bard College
Project Youth Outreach-- National Endowment in the Arts program for at risk youth
Shakespeare Behind Bars page with links and resources for Prison Art Programs-- a good resource
Art Therapy and Social Action--Google Book
The Effectiveness of Art Therapy in Reducing Depression in Prison Populations
Art Therapy with Serious Juvenile Offenders
Art Therapy and female Juvenile Offenders-- self-esteem
Art Therapy with women who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Teaching Design to Prisoners
Shawna found this one. Take a look those of you who are thinking about designing something where prisoners create to make money.
Huffington Post article-- The Wiz at Bedford Hills
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
80 Youth Prisons in the U.S.
Theater of the Oppressed--Agusto Boal
Prison Photography--The art of collaboration
Solitary Confinement issues:
Photos from Prison-- Art in Solitary Confinement
Solitary Watch-- writing from
Prison PHotography-- Prison and Social Death
Prisoner's Pen Drawings from Solitary
How many Solitary Confinement Cells fit into a One Bedroom Apartment?
Several Articles on Art with those in Solitary
Prison Writers is a website originated by two writers for those in prison to tell their stories from behind bars.
Kids Become Criminals In Juvenile Detention
video on Children who have parents in prison
Children of Promise, NYC
Spring Break--March 14- Yontz in Nashville
Advocacy--how to do something
Review artists, projects, papers, presentations.
New Due Date for Papers: April 22
links and readings-12
work on Final Presentations
What is your grade?
Points to percentages.
Dean Roberts,"Sharbat Gula"
Student Presentations-- 6-8 students present
Sample presentation by Yontz
Work on Final Paper and Presentations