Study Abroad/Off-Campus: India: Layered Cities and the Portable Studio
January 1–22, 2013 (depart USA Dec 30, 2012) *Note: Dates and itinerary subject to change
Itinerary: Jaipur, Varanasi, Delhi, Agra
This trip, for studio and/or art history credit, will explore, record, and engage the layered geographies of Jaipur/Amber, Varanasi/Sarnath, and Delhi/Agra. We will study the cultural multiplicity of their origins and the material culture that grew up in and around these cities. We will engage in hands-on workshops, walking tours, scholarly lectures, and meet people from varied fields who will speak deeply about the material culture from personally engaged points of view—contemporary art, music, architecture, textiles (stitched, printed, woven, mended), book and paper making, miniature painting, filmmaking, curatorial practices, pilgrimage studies, and more. The idea of a portable studio will be the way that each participant engages the trip on a daily basis in journaling, documentation, research, drawing, or collage. Mapping the experience of our travel and articulating a point of view through personal recording in a chosen medium will come together in a gallery exhibition/ presentation in Varanasi.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and/or 3 credits ARTHI
Joan Livingstone, Fiber and Material Studies
Katarina Weslien, Fiber and Material Studies
Approximately $2,500 (including accommodation, admissions, ground transport, most meals; not including airfare).
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour
Budget at least $1,600 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Registration: Instructor consent required. Submit the Questionnaire for India Winter 2013 Study Trip [PDF] to faculty for pre-approval to register.
Online registration for preapproved students begins:
October 9, 2012
Deposit due at registration:
Tuesday, September 11 at 12:10 p.m. in MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 920
Wednesday, September 12 at 4:15 p.m. in MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 707