The UC San Diego Library created a “living archive” as an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, preserve and document events that have affected the UCSD campus climate socially and/or incidents that have targeted specific underrepresented groups. These influences affect ALL students, underrepresented or not, and demonstrate the need for a conversation about student experiences at UC San Diego.
The “living archive” format allows for the convergence of reflections of the past through accounts of historical events and creative expression of current sentiment through art and written work. Because of its "living” format, it can provide a real-time narrative of the current climate.
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Artwork is a collage of photographic recreations of chalk messages left around campus. The writing discusses my impression of the campus climate.
Art of the Protest: Cultural Production, Protest, & Technologies of Change was a writing Sixth College writing program course in spring 2017.
To foster and contextualize conversations regarding incidents targeting specific underrepresented groups on our campus, the UC San Diego Library created...