Land Arts of the American West, General Operating Support
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico (UNM) received support for the general operating costs of its Land Arts of the American West program. UNM writes that the program “is an ongoing experiment and interdisciplinary model for creative and critical arts pedagogy based in place.
This program puts students in direct contact with place of the American Southwest through “Field Investigations, Research, Creative Production, and Public Presentation/Dissemination.” This fall, the place-based program will focus on environmental and social justice issues through the applied research topic of the Watershed. The topic of water will lead the LAAW pedagogical framework, encouraging students to explore the creative process of artist as provocateur while considering historic, social, environmental, and climate change issues in the Southwest region.