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Making Space: Minoritized Youth as Creators and Makers for Change

October 4, 2023 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium

Edna Tan (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
James Haywood Rolling, Jr.  (School of Education / VPA)
Nick Piato (SU’s SENSES Sound Lab)
Xiaoxia (Silvie) Huang (IDDE – School of Education)

This interactive lecture / demonstration focuses on ways that STEM-rich makerspaces and digital technologies can be generative spaces, particularly for minoritized youth. Immersive activities include a VR (virtual reality) ‘cave tour’ and digital audio production featuring student deejays, musicians, composers, and podcasters.

STEM-based knowledge is useful in creative expression, to foster community and belonging, and as a means to work collectively on “problems worth solving” (Tan, 2017).

This event is part of the Syracuse University Humanities Center’s 20th annual Syracuse Symposium, focused on a “Landscapes” theme for 2023-2024.

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This event was first published on July 20, 2023 and last updated on August 25, 2023.

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