Funded Mini-Grant Proposals
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Lauren O’Connell, Department of Art History - Ithaca College (2006-07)
Proposal: To develop a two-week course unit on “green” design for “Architecture Across Cultures”
Outcome: Students will explore current practices in green design around the world, in the context of traditional building practices addressed throughout the course in other contexts. The course will offer students a global perspective - through the lens of architecture -on a global problem: the degradation of our environment through human impacts.
Cheryl Kramer, Department of Art History - Ithaca College (2006-07)
Proposal: To revise “Art Since 1960” to include issues of sustainability in the existing theme of Contemporary Art and the Environment.
Outcomes: The discussion of Land/Earth art will incorporate investigations of the impact of works on the natural environment, the historical and social precedents of the use of recycled and recyclable materials, and the sustainability of contemporary art - especially new media such as installation art and environmental sculpture - and the ethical obligations of artists to consider such issues.