Think globally. Act locally.
Moore is the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’43 Endowed Chair, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Director of University Seminars
Associate Professor Gregg Moore and Dr. Lauren Howard co-teach the University Seminar Envisioning Sustainability: Contemporary Art and Environmental Science.
Think globally; act locally. In the context of ecological sustainability, these words suggest an important outcome we want all our students to achieve: the ability to frame their individual choices and actions in a global environmental context.
Interdisciplinary teaching that combines ecology and studio art provides a unique way to pursue this outcome. By merging these two disciplines, we have found a means of connecting our students’ local experiences of personal consumption with a globalized understanding of science and art.
The synergism of students from two backgrounds (art and science) enhances the learning environment for students of various majors. The assignments, discussions, and gallery exhibitions meld the two disciplines, encouraging students to think multidimensionally and to look to each for guidnace and critique.