The question of how we compose individual identity is tied to the ways in which we construct cultural identity—both as an insider and an outsider. Last week our class explored Rashid Johnson’s exhibit Message to Our Folks and Nikki S. Lee’s Projects series. We began by reviewing a few of Nikki S. Lee’s images...
FM Supreme is not only a Columbia College Chicago student, she’s a force of nature! She spoke today with James Falzone’s FYS classes about her life, career and beliefs as well as her work as a hip hop artist and peace activist who is inspiring young people in the South and West sides of...
I invited Columbia College junior Cheryl Faux to speak to a couple of my First-Year Seminar classes this week. Cheryl gave a fabulous presentation sharing her inspirations and advice for making the most of college, especially during the first year. In preparation for Cheryl’s visit, students explored her bio and the infographics she made about her talents and...
Three weeks down! It’s been great hearing about the cool things going on in FYS this semester — portraits and timelines, discussions of Persepolis and Frankenstein and Stranger with a Camera, explorations of names, the self, selfies, silences, solitude, community, the intersection of the personal and the political, bus trips, museum trips, tweets, poems, blog posts…....