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Vis-à-vis: Home work

June 7, 2017

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.

Grounds crew at work
The grounds crew spruces up the campus greens and plantings as alumni arrive for Reunion 2017.

Ajani Otieno-Rudek '20 in community garden
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 in the community garden
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.

John Cunningham, President Glotzbach
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.

Daniel Schlosberg, Sindi Mafico '19, Adam Tinkle
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.

Gentrification storytellers
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.

Changing demographics in Brooklyn's Sunset Park
Another MDOCS "Festosium" project documents changing demographics in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.


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