IVS Exhibition Openings (Tuesdays at 11):
What Was Lost: Urban Renewal in 1960s Harrisonburg
February 4-April 4
- This exhibition examines the social, racial, and political implications of the R-16 urban renewal project in Harrisonburg. The photographs exhibited are from an album discovered at the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and document the buildings that were destroyed in that project.
Powers of Scale
April 22-May 7
- This exhibition will be include works from students in the Powers of Scale in Systems Design and Place-Making class. In this applied course, students explored and evaluated the design of a physical system (in this case, Grace Street) at multiple scales utilizing a variety of methods from different disciplines.
IVS Colloquia (Wednesdays at 12):
February 19- Terry Brino-Dean (Theater and Dance)
- Playfully Empowering: Stunt Runners and Momentary Performance
- Dr. Terry Brino-Dean will present his research on “stunt running,” a practice in which adventurous road race participants don costumes and/or engage in simultaneous activities that increase the difficulty of each race. Utilizing game theory, Dr. Brino-Dean demonstrates the ways in which stunt runners create multi-layered performances that provide frames for self-empowerment.
March 19- Grace Wyngaard (Biology)
- Science through Illustration: Using Art to Reveal the Complexities of Biological Models
- Dr. Grace Wyngaard (Biology Department) will explore the ways in which artists and computer scientists might effectively depict complex or obscure biological phenomena.
April 16- Melissa Aleman and Carlos Aleman (Communication Studies)
- Family Photos and Storytelling in Multicultural Homes
- Drs. Melissa Aleman (Communication Studies & The Graduate School) and Carlos Aleman (Communication Studies) discuss their research examining storytelling in multicultural families and explore family photos as a space for contesting and collaborating cultural codes. Their presentation and the discussion that follows will consider the ways people use family photos to open up the possibility to embrace contradiction and multiplicity in family identities.
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