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.”
The Story Collider
- Join us for an evening of true, personal stories from Vassar College! On April 28, we’ll present a special lineup of stories on the theme of changing climates — whether they’re about responding to the challenges posed by our global climate or adapting to shifting environments in our everyday lives. Reserve your free spot below! Hosted by Erin Barker and Katie Wu. Full lineup to be announced soon. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This show is supported by Vassar College Grand Challenges Program, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Henry Grillo Science Fund., and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
- "Becoming Collective: On Commitment to Sharing Different Realities” Monday, February 24, 6:00pm Taylor Hall 203, Vassar College Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local”. Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures.
5:30PM, Villard Room in College Center
Peter Buffett has been performing his Concert and Conversation all over the US, Canada and China since 2010. He’s on a piano with a wonderful cellist accompaniment. Peter tells stories about growing up, career choice and philanthropic learning while taking questions from the audience throughout the show. Sponsored by the History Department, Community Engaged Intensives in the Humanities Mellon Grant and the Office of Engaged Learning