ArtCenter 2020: Stories

So much has changed in 2020. Physical distancing has changed the way we teach, learn, conduct business, debate, communicate, and interact among our friends, families and colleagues. What remains the same is that we are still a campus community. How our community has adjusted and adapted to these times is something people will look back on for many years. Our stories and experiences are meaningful and should be heard now and preserved for the future. 

What is your story? 

Archives and Special Collections wants to collect and preserve your stories from 2020. We invite ArtCenter students, faculty, staff, and alumni to contribute their experiences from this year. Your personal stories will be permanently added to the Archives and help document this period in the College’s history. 

What has your experience been like studying, teaching, and working from home during the pandemic? What challenges have you faced? What positive experiences have you had this year? Have you participated in protests for Black Lives Matter or are involved in racial and social justice movements? How have you maintained working relationships with colleagues and the ArtCenter community? How have the events from this year influenced your work? 

How to Submit
What you submit is up to you, and we welcome creativity! Some suggestions include: 
-First-hand accounts through text, video, or audio
-Examples of student work that reflect 2020
-Photographs of your experiences and working environments

To submit your stories, fill out the agreement form and submit files. The agreement gives ArtCenter the rights to use your content, while you retain copyright. 

We will accept up to 5 digital files.

Label each file using this method: "last name_01”,  "last name_02”, etc. 

You need a Google account to upload files. If you prefer to submit your files another way, please email the Archives.

Digital files accepted will be added to the Virtual Archives in an online collection that is open to the public.

If you are creating a zine, we encourage you to also submit it through the Library’s Quaranzine program.

We are also conducting select interviews. If you would like or prefer to be interviewed, email the Archives.

Logo designed by Advertising student, Rachel Cerchiari.

Thank you to Katie Howell, J. Murrey Atkins Library, Special Collections & University Archives, UNC Charlotte and to Dale Stieber, Special Collections and College Archives, Occidental College for ideas and language for the submission form.

Posted on 09.22.2020
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