Vis-à-vis: Home work
House and hearth, neighborhood, and community are informing campus life lately. This
week in photos includes gardening, a faculty milestone, and documentary projects on
space and place.
The grounds crew spruces up the campus greens and plantings as alumni arrive for Reunion 2017.
Ajani Otieno-Rudek '20 cultivates the crops in Skidmore's organic community garden, whose work and outreach activities are run by students every fall, spring, and summer.
Yesenia Olivares '18 weeds the bok choy bed in Skidmore's community garden, which supplies hundreds of pounds of organic produce to the dining hall. Olivares is also a steward in the college's North Woods.
As he retires after 50 years at Skidmore, art professor John Cunningham gets congratulations from President Philip Glotzbach. A large-scale sculptor and teacher of 3D design, as well as a patent-holding engineer, Cunningham is the longest-serving faculty member in college history.
Composer Daniel Schlosberg, Sindi Mafico '19, and faculty member Adam Tinkle discuss a music-and-history project for the annual Storytellers' Institute, taking place this month as part of the Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative at Skidmore.
Images combine with oral histories and other media in a project about residents of neighborhoods being altered by gentrification. The work and its creator, Saratoga-born Daesha Devon Harris, are featured in the Storytellers' "Festosium" this weekend.
Another MDOCS "Festosium" project documents changing demographics in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.