Master of Arts (M.A.)
This thesis represents an exploration into the meaning of artifacts from the point of view that artifacts may be considered living testaments to the culture of a community and thereby become a source of revelation, knowledge, resistance, empowerment and hope. The primary focus of this project is a curriculum unit supported by emancipatory pedagogy, developed to introduce concepts of cultural identity and art making. Several sections of the curriculum incorporate aspects of communities of Northern California Native American basketweavers. The intention is to provide students with a basis from which a discussion may take place regarding the relevance of artifacts, more than one way of knowing and the decolonizing aspect of art.
Burke, Normi, "Subversive beauty : reading and creating culture" (2006). Capstone Projects and Theses. 462.