Closing the eBook for now.
As we near the end of the semester, and our work draws to its end, we put the final touches on our projects. We take our research and, in keeping with the artistic nature of the class, put our personal take into the work
Beyond even the ebook itself, we have also chronicled our progress and our process to report a legacy, so that any future students of the course that take an interest in our work can have a groundwork, that they will not have to guess at how to approach the subjects and the work as a whole. We have outlined the obstacles that we faced so that anyone that takes up this work will be better able to circumvent them. Most importantly, we have discussed the potentially confusing nature of the goal of the project, which is to do the research to discover rather than prove, so that any future students might not struggle for words to explain their intent, whether they choose to examine Tourism, Pollution, Land, Music, or another subject of their own choosing.
picture from: Internet Money Secrets
Just Follow the Music.
Tim, playing his ukulele at the EcoHouse
At such a culturally diverse university in such a culturally diverse city like Windsor, we are constantly exposed to an almost cacophonous blend of different designs, traditions, and music. As a result, we don’t always take the time to stop and really look and listen to all that is around us. This raises the question, what is it that we are missing, and what might we learn if we took the time to open our eyes and ears?
In order to answer this rather broad question, it was necessary to narrow it down to just one element, since it would take far more than the scope of this six-week class to examine the whole of the cultural tapestry of Windsor. So, to expedite the research, the focus was narrowed down to music.
While only narrowing it down to music may make it sound as though it remains too broad, it allows for a lot of freedom to go wherever the music may lead, and learn whatever there might be to learn everywhere we go. The ultimate goal of this research is not to prove any particular point or hypothesis, but to go out, collect stories; songs; and opinions about the city and its music, and discover what narrative lies beneath.
When in doubt, listen for music, and see what it tells you.
The Green Corridor Intersession Course
Special Session May 10 – June 21, 2010
We are currently looking for enthusiastic students that are self-starters, independent thinkers and future leaders to assist in the realization of the following projects:
Artist Projects: Anarcheology Lab
Excavating new narratives of people, places, events and artifacts in the Ambassador Bridge/ Green Corridor area. The goal of this component of the course is to broaden the range of narratives and to create new artifacts, documents and representations specific to these sites. Students will work with representatives of various artist collectives.
DodoLab (Waterloo), www.dodolab.ca
Tug Collective, (Akron, Ohio), www.tugcollective.org
Probosscis (London, UK), www.proboscis.org.uk
Broken City Lab(Windsor),www.brokencitylab.org
Urban Green Space and Organic Gardening
Developing strategies for the implementation of organic food production in the University of Windsor community. Student will work with community partners.
Green Corridor Projects
Green energy production, electric tractor, alternative urban planning strategies, public art, urban landscape transformation, corporate sponsorship, the electric motorcycle, greenhouse design, and fundraising.
A course with real results!
Green Corridor Project Room: 135 LeBel Building
University of Windsor, Ontario
Lecture/Lab: Tuesday / Thursdays 4 – 9:50 PM
Contact: Rod Strickland, School of Visual Arts,