A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Critical Artifacts

An interdisciplinary elective for senior undergraduates or graduate students interested in exploring design concerns


AIADO 4919 001

Faculty: Hennie Reynders

The Critical Artifacts seminar-studio allows for serious play, experimentation, and for the deliberate entanglement of theory and practice. We are not looking for solutions, but rather for sophisticated tools in the translation and communication of concerns. We encourage a pluralistic research method where empirical knowledge, deep research, biopic investigations, and speculative explorations are all equally valued. The coursework requires reading, writing, discussion, and the creation of artifacts in any medium through rigorous thinking, making, and sharing practices.