Social justice curricular encounters with Linda Stein’s art are designed to be encounters with specific works or with a series of works. Each encounter begins with processes to look at, discuss, and experience Stein’s tapestries and sculpture. The processes of encountering Stein’s art may involve making art or other sensory processes as a way to engage with Stein’s art in relation to self situated in current social, political, and environmental contexts. The processes of encountering Stein’s art provide experiences that extend from and then return to Stein’s art. The encountering processes focus on upstander identity, leadership, and social justice. The purpose is to facilitate agency, empowerment, empathy, reflection, and upstander intentions.

Curricular encounters with art are processes to examine cultural-historical roots of social and environmental degradation, and to motivate upstander actions in (re)making community. Several encounters investigate visual culture as a means of communicating and perpetuating cultural values. Encounters explore the ways in which visual culture affects perceptions of self and the world, and constructs power and privilege. The encounters are processes to analyze media, advertisements, photographs, alternative media, objects, spaces, places, signs and codes as sources of power, as well as to de/en/re/code dominate cultural narratives.

Underlying all encounters is teaching towards understanding the value of diversity (e.g., culture, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, sexuality, and ability) and understanding that everyone is responsible for the well being of others. The following are ways to encounter Linda Stein’s art as catalysts toward social justice education.

9-11 Memorial Encounter

Running Away/Against Biopolitical Tattooing The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on New York City left an indelible mark on the art of Linda Stein. Desperate to get away from the raging flames, black smoke,Read More...
By : C-Team | Jul 16, 2016


The Identity Exploration with Cultural Artifacts encounter, with the Spoon to Shell Series, begins with a discussion, while looking at the art, with others whose social class, age, gender, sexuality, and ethnicRead More...
By : C-Team | Jul 13, 2016


OVERVIEW Power Encounter involves discussion about (dis)(em)power(ment). In this encounter, students will look at artists who are connecting to themes of power and narrative and make art that re-imagines new narratives of everyday heroism. PURPOSE Artist Linda SteinRead More...
By : C-Team | Jul 13, 2016
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