Two of this spring’s three 360° course clusters will be presenting public lectures in the coming days.
Connections in the Ecosystem: The art of Ava Blitz
January 30, 7 p.m., English House Lecture Hall
Inspired by the mysterious connections in our ecosystem—among geology, botany, biology, and anthropology—artist Ava Blitz will be showing examples of her work in sculpture, site-specific installation, and works on paper. Ava is the Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident in the 360° Eco-Literacy. Her lecture is open to the public.
Choke Point: China-Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World’s Fastest Growing Economy
February 4, 4:15 p.m., Thomas 224
Jennifer Turner (director, China Environmental Forum) will speak in relation to the 360° China and the Environment.
This spring’s other 360° is Exhibiting Modern Art, a 2-unit 360 cluster runs over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year. In the fall, the History of Art course will study the history of modern art from the Armory Show of 1913 to the present, through the lens of a significant collection of modern American art on loan to the College. The spring Curatorial course will shift to the implementation of theory in the multidisciplinary practice of mounting and programming an exhibition of the collection in Canaday Library.
360° is a new interdisciplinary experience that creates an opportunity to participate in a cluster of multiple courses connecting students and faculty in a single semester (or in some cases across contiguous semesters) to focus on common problems, themes, and experiences for the purposes of research and scholarship. Interdisciplinary and interactive, 360° builds on Bryn Mawr’s strong institutional history of learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom, placed within a rigorous academic framework. 360° participants hone their arguments and insights through writing and research, develop strategies for teamwork that push the limits of their talents and creativity, and work with professors and scholars to promote big-picture thinking. Travel associated with the 360° program is funded by Bryn Mawr College.