Using art to disrupt systems of oppression

How is visiting Artist B. Stephen Carpenter II leveraging the reflective production of art to examine and challenge issues of access, privilege, and the global water crisis?

During the fall semester, Carpenter, the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST, Arts at MIT), was invited to MIT by DUSP's Lawrence Susskind, to explore different perspectives through examining issues of access, privilege and the global water crisis.

From Nov. 16 to 18, Carpenter will return to MIT to conclude his residency by delving into how the act of teaching — in addition to the practice of creating art — can be directed at disrupting systemic oppression.

To learn more about his residency, pedagogical theory, and art, read the full MIT News story, featuring photography by Sham Sthankiya.

Be sure to also watch Double Taking and Troublemaking, produced by Reelife Productions, available on via the DUSP YouTube Channel.

Image credit: Sham Sthankiya Photography, photographer retains all rights to image.