The seminar travels back in time to the Spring 1968 when social access spread in cities and campuses across the globe to fight for social justice and women’s rights, and fight against the Vietnam War, with ripple effects felt on the Yale Campus as well. Sessions will pay particular focus on the various artistic movements and group formations that came into being in tandem with these events at various key locales and speculate about possible links between culture and politics. Radical protests groups, such as American Black Panthers and West German Red Army Faction (RAF), will be studied along with various counter-culture groups, such as Situationalist International (SI) consisting of artists and intellectual and the radical Italian architectural group Archizoom. Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library’s holdings in the area of 1960s political and artistic counter culture will form the primary research material.