As digital space to host physical things, this Are.na channel serves as an archive for a liminal space at UIC wherein students and faculty are encouraged to to take part in the act of authorship and publishing — in a way not often accounted for within the monitored, white walls of the institution — where things can be produced without seeking validation, satisfying a brief, or providing justification for their existence.
It is here that unforeseen opportunities for teaching and learning can take place. The message of this liminal space is that publishing thoughts and formal experiments can create unknown publics, that designing for oneself can be a powerful act, that all voices and designed works are valid and should be put on display, and that a more authentic sense of communication can come into focus when it exists in a space that relinquishes control.
If you placed a physical artifact in the space at UIC please feel free to upload a digital copy of it here. Individuals who found this space through the web are also encouraged to upload work here.
Project by D Josh Cook — djoshcook.com