CAAD is an experimental laboratory for trying out new models of research, pedagogy, and practice, that foreground critical making and doing as complementary activities to critical thinking. CAAD programming is loosely organized around the senses, with 2014-15’s theme of “Vision,” 2015-16’s theme of “Sound,” and 2016-17’s theme of “Touch.”
- Anna Deavere Smith returns to Vassar and PoughkeepsieAward-winning actress, playwright, and educator Anna Deavere Smith will perform as the culmination and centerpiece of the Vassar College Engaged Pluralism Initiative’s “Semester of Storytelling." Free Admission, general seating, reservations are required and can be made at vassarpresents.tix.com For more information about this event contact the Vassar College Box Office: (845) 437-5599 Monday - Friday 10am-4pm.
- Vassar Voices Open CallWhether you are a student, faculty member, employee, or administrator, we would love to hear your stories. All voices are welcome. Your stories matter. We want to hear them, and we want other people to hear them. If you are interested in participating in our next event (May 8, 1:30-3:30), please complete the Google form by April 12. More details about the project itself can be found at the link.
Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)
Innovative hip-hop orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj) is led by classically trained composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, with MCs/ lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, with soprano, winds, strings, funky drums, and piano. Described as rigorous, nuanced, and accessible, EMN injects classical compositional techniques into hip-hop favorites and original music.
Mar 6-Apr 6
- The Cube at the Trolley BarnThe Cube is making its off-campus debut at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn starting in March. The Cube is a recording booth here to capture the stories of Poughkeepsie. The Cube is on loan from Vassar College and will be open on Wednesdays March 6th through April 3rd, and by appointment. Hudson River Housing is working in partnership with The Art Effect and the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center to capture your reactions to a series of questions about Poughkeepsie. Questions will change each week, so visit us more than once to share your thoughts and stories! Contact us for more details or to schedule a visit. Student and community groups are encouraged to participate! email@example.com.