Hannah B Higgins

    Email Address: higgins@uic.edu
    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Art History
    Title: Professor
    Office: 208C HH M/C 201 Phone: 4132089
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Food Art
    Early Computer Art
    Avant-Garde Art
    Performance Art
    Social Practice Art

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Basic research and critical reading skills required. Working knowledge of interdisciplinary art practices. Interest in museums a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Garden for a Changing Climate CURA Project

    I am seeking a student collaborator for research toward the realization of a Humanities Without Walls (HWW) curatorial project by the artist, Jenny Kendler, called "Garden for a Changing Climate." The exhibition will be hosted by UIC's Gallery 400 during Spring 2018. In coordination with Lorelei Stewart, Director, the exhibition will chart the pace of climate change by moving planters through four Chicago neighborhoods. By partnering with local community organizations, the exhibition seeks to model for a grass roots public art practice. As the Director of the new interdisciplinary arts (IDEAS) major in the School of Art and Arty History, Hannah B Higgins seeks an undergraduate research partner to assist in facilitating (and documenting in various formats) the relationship between G400, the artist, and the community partners. The successful candidate will learn how social practice art can facilitate dialogue between two public universities (UIC and UWM), as well as between UIC and various neighborhood organizations.

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