Project Description:

Community Corridor is a project that brings students out of the classroom and onto the historic Buffalo Valley Rail Trail in the context of an IP course. They will conduct research on the history of the corridor, oral histories, literal and non-literal mapping, agriculture, and architecture, among other subjects. After conducting and synthesizing their research, students will create virtual (and physical) artworks to build along the trail-way. Users of the trail would access these artworks via location-aware devices like smart phones or laptops. The creative works, whether auditory, visual, semi-permanent or ephemeral, would allow visitors to the trail to access hidden layers of reality, history, and local experience.

Project Participants:

Anna Kell, Department of Art & Art History

Alf Siewers, Department of English