One World is Not Enough: A Book Release Reception and Gallery Event Thursday, December 1st 5:00 – 7:00 pm/et Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building
Dr. Caroline Young’s Serve-Learn-Sustain English 1102 class proudly presents the culmination of this semester’s work in a book release reception and art opening entitled, “One World is Not Enough.” The student-generated children’s books and art installations explore themes of social, environmental, and economic sustainability at the local and global level, spotlighting the role of narrative as a powerful communication tool.
The book-making project is a collaborative effort between Dr. Young’s students and second and fifth-grade students of Toomer Elementary School in Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood. While the Tech teams composed sustainability-themed children’s stories, the Toomer teams reviewed and provided illustrations, used in each final book design. The accompanying art exhibition invites the Georgia Tech community to take a closer look at sustainability themes as reflected on our campus and in our local community. Dr. Young’s Honors class created the work under the guidance of Atlanta sculptor Ruth Stanford. This installation serves as an extension of Ruth Stanford and Jane Garver’s upcoming Arts@Tech mobile exhibition, entitled Roving Campaniles. Designed to decentralize, extend, and reinvent the gathering place marked by the Kessler Campanile to other parts of campus, Roving Campaniles consists of artist-driven, technology-equipped structures present at changing campus locations throughout the project duration.
All projects were made possible through the financial support of Georgia Tech’s Serve Learn Sustain initiative and a GT Fire Grant, along with the leadership of storyteller Bill Taft, Toomer teachers Jessica Martinez and Ariel Tyler, Price Gilbert Librarian Alison Valk, book designer Ashley Schick, and children’s book illustrator, Mike Lowery. This SLS-themed English course was designed as part of Georgia Tech’s Writing & Communication WOVEN curriculum, a program that fosters a culture of communication excellence at Georgia Tech. Communication involves both individual and collaborative interaction, both face-to-face and distance interaction, and many kinds of media, both print and digital. The program emphasizes communication’s role in the academic, professional, community, and personal lives of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, whether they are in classes or labs, offices or agencies, across the US or around the world.