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.”
- Spend the Summer with CAADFor the summer of 2019, we invite individual students to submit applications to take part in a four-week design-as-research program that includes workshops, mentorship, independent research, and a formal presentation. May 30- June 28, 2019 Please note: this is full time program, and students may not hold other positions during the session.
- Civic Empathy: A Field Report with Jerry StropnickyIn our time, when 280-character insults and snarky memes pass for conversation, is Civic Empathy possible? Writer, director, activist and instigator, USA Fellow Gerard Stropnicky offers a Field Report on community story applied to community healing and progress. 6pm in Villard Room, College Center.
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.