Intentional Public Disruptions: Art, Responsibility, and Pedagogy

A man holds a bell-shaped ceramic water filter up for display.

Art educator and visiting artist B. Stephen Carpenter II showcases his ceramic water filter, which makes unsafe water potable. (Image by Sham Sthankiya Photography. Used with permission.)



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During the fall of 2017, art educator B. Stephen Carpenter II began a residency at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). He provided new perspectives on issues of access, privilege, and the global water crisis through a series of seminars, performances, and workshops. Carpenter's seminars illustrated ways of disrupting systems of oppression and ways to increase access to potable water in politically marginalized communites in the United States and abroad. 

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B. Stephen Carpenter II, and Lawrence Susskind. RES.11-002 Intentional Public Disruptions: Art, Responsibility, and Pedagogy. Fall 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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