This annual north campus event is hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, the College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance in conjunction with ArtsEngine and the Duderstadt Center as part of the University of Michigan’s MLK Symposium to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The MLK Spirit Awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Photocracy: Defining Democracy Through Stories and Art will capture this moment in time by bringing the campus community together across differences through an artistic lens. Photocracy invites members of the U-M campus community to share what democracy means to them by submitting an image along with a short written or audio- or video-recorded explanation of the personal meaning of that image. Submissions are showcased in an ever-growing online collage of images and videos, displaying a diverse and wide-ranging collection of unique perspectives of our campus community. Submissions will be used as raw material for a commissioned exhibit, installation, performance, composition, etc. from a U-M faculty and grad student artist or designer with which the campus will interact during the winter 2021 semester.
science as art contest
Science as Art is co-sponsored by Arts at Michigan and ArtsEngine and includes an exhibition featuring student artwork inspired by and demonstrating scientific ideas and principles. Awards are given for Best in Show and a range of other categories across a wide range of media. The event has typically included an exhibit of submissions each year along with a faculty panel and award ceremony. The 2021 exhibition will be presented virtually in February 2021.
View past winners online in the award gallery.
Sonic Scenographies is a research program that catalyzes experimental collaboration at the intersection of performance, music, theatre, dance, architecture, and digital space. It is an invitation for students across disciplines, with support from faculty, to speculate on ways performative digital space can offer novel social and cultural experiences. Sonic Scenographies relies on interdisciplinary collaboration and emergent technologies to test new methods in digital design, online performance, documentation, and transmission.
experiments in translation
The Duderstadt Center and ArtsEngine invite U-M students to explore new ways to communicate difficult concepts. In March 2020, Experiments in Translation will award up to three $10,000 grants to collaborative projects that bring Duderstadt Center technologies to bear in response to a communications challenge. Projects are expected to be completed within one year, during which time awardees will participate in strategic workshops, discussions and other events to support their progress. Their outcomes will be publicly presented.
MDP Hammond organ project
Students on the ArtsEngine project will create a media-integrative 21st century expressive instrument by re-imagining and re-designing a vintage analog musical instrument – a Hammond M3 organ. Meet the project team at the preview night, October 6, 5-9pm and the project fair, October 7, 12-4pm Learn more and apply online.
arts engagement project
The Arts Engagement Project is a study of about 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Michigan that asked questions about the impacts, precursors, barriers, frequency, and perceptions of co-curricular arts engagement in college. The results — particularly when coupled with an analysis of their relationship the demographic profiles of the respondents — provided important insights for the design of arts-based experiences in higher education, as well as the impacts of the arts on student learning and engagement. The results of this work have been used to add an array of categories of impacts to a2ru’s Impacts Map.