#HereNow

Contributor:

Salem Community College

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course Level

Any course, any level

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

My students take this on as a way participate in a group exhibit and to express where they are in life right now. Materials are open ended and we use a familiar platform (Instagram).  

 

This project could apply to in-person classes, hybrid, or fully online, and could encompass posts from individual students or collaborative groups, within the same class or across multiple campuses or institutions. The included works could be a cohesive topic collected together as a national or international online exhibition.

Acknowledgements

This project is in its infancy, but I encourage everyone to participate, including instructors!

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

What?

Project Prompt / Challenge

#HereNow2021

Join us on Instagram and express your HERE and NOW in this group exhibit!

How?

Strategy

#HERENOW2021

 

Here 2021: home, school, in front of me right now, where I am sitting, my current location, my mental disposition... 

 

How do you define what is HERE and NOW for you???

 

Now 2021: pandemic, school, an assignment due, I just sneezed, mental health, social justice... 

 

How do you define what is NOW for you???

Make an artwork or literary interpretation reflecting your here and now. For example, you could explore your feelings about the pandemic through a large, global view, or interpret a small, local, or personal/individual experience. 

 

What does here and now look and feel like for you? (such as an emotion, or a personal viewpoint on an issue)

 

What's in your here and now?

 

Ready to post your work to Instagram?

Please include:

  • Clear, in focus, well-documented image of your work

  • Title of the work

  • A two sentence statement about your work

  • Don't forget to include #herenow2021

Materials:

Any materials you have at hand, access to internet and Instagram

Timeline:

Students began posting the first week of November 2020, but, going forward, this can be organized as quick exercise or a longer term project with rolling deadlines and events.

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