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Show & Tell @ Playground: Grad Jam
March 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
This month’s Show & Tell features multi-media presentations by three of Confluencenter’s 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows who will share findings from their work in a range of subjects, offering an inside look into the inspirations for their projects and the people and places that shaped them.
Topics and speakers include:
- Angela Storey
“Everyday Infrastructure: Narrating Informality in Cape Town, South Africa” – This research explores the often overlooked everyday experiences of residents in Cape Town’s informal settlements, examining individual and collective work to secure access to water, sanitation and electricity services 20 years post-Apartheid. Storey is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology.
- William White
“Digging Grandma’s Backyard: How a Public Archaeology Project Helped Boise, Idaho Confront Race” – The River Street Archaeology Project in Boise, Idaho was a chance for a community to use science to reconnect with its past. White is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology.
- Carolina Maki Kitagawa
“Under Construction: The Archive of Apocryphal Merit” – This project re-analyzes American visual culture representation in pedagogical institutions through studio art practice and art “history.” Kitagawa is a MFA student.
The free, multi-media event takes places at Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St., where food and drink are available for purchase.
The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry works with scholars in the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, awarding Faculty Collaboration Grants for interdisciplinary research along with supporting a Graduate Fellows Program. The center advances creative, collaborative research and shares it with the community. More details are available at Confluencenter.arizona.edu.