Present Absence

An inclusive public art project which serves to share the legacy of the Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital. “Katie B,” as it is lovingly called, was a hospital that served the Black Community in Winston-Salem, North Carolina..

Studio for                  Creative Practice

The Studio offers time and space for students to experiment with ideas, approaches, and artistic forms. Students have ample opportunity to follow their interests and take creative risks, learning to see and understand the impacts of their artistic choices. • The Studio cultivates innovative and engaged artist citizens. It equips them with the skills and confidence needed to dialogue within and across disciplines, facilitating entry into a variety of cultural conversations to create work that resonates with a wide array of audiences..

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Art & Inquiry

Art and Social Justice | This course is for artists, activists and thinkers who seek understanding of and participation in art for social change.  We collaborate with locally-based artists and organizations to introduce students to the experiences of using their craft in the cause of social justice. This cross-curricular, interdisciplinary studio/seminar is open to students from UNCSA and WSSU.

Art and Climate Change |  Faculty and students will work together in creative research on our own campus ecology, iterative scientific and artistic processes, supplemented with rich, interdisciplinary source material.   This course gives students opportunity and access to investigating their own climate impact, discovering strategies that UNCSA might embrace to make an even bigger difference.  In multimedia projects, we explore ways to deploy the powers of art to educate, advocate for change, or even mitigate climate impact. 

Forsyth County Census Map

Responsive                Pedagogy Study

The Spatial Justice Studio @ CDI, in partnership with Forsyth County, is developing a Neighborhood Opportunity Atlas to provide a holistic analysis of conditions across the county that can be used to identify, compare and assess neighborhoods in Forsyth County now and into the future for planning, programming, budgeting and evaluation. The atlas is an innovative, statistical, and geographic product that will provide quantitative census tract level information for a wide range of community indicators and begin a process to identify, target and tackle underperforming neighborhoods.