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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.”

April 12-27

  • The Collaboratory Travels to Local SchoolsAs part of the course of the same name, the "Hello, Dear Enemy" exhibit of children's books and posters will travel to local Poughkeepsie schools including The Early Learning Center, Poughkeepsie High School, Warring Elementary, Poughkeepsie Middle School, and Overlook Elementary. Vassar students will introduce these schools to the exhibit through lessons of their own design.