Course Details

050:350:01 - Fest Curation: Curatorial Seminar

  • Course ID: 050:350:01
  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor Name: Cevasco
  • Instructor (Core Faculty): Cevasco, Carla

In this class, students will plan an exhibit based on a comic book that tells the stories of Latino community gardeners in New Brunswick. The exhibit will eventually be mounted at Rutgers and then permanently at the Unity Square Community Center in downtown New Brunswick. The exhibit is part of the New Jersey Folk Festival’s 2023-25 theme, “Cultures of Cultivation,” about the cultural roots of agriculture, gardening, and food in the state. In addition, the class will introduce students to the basics of community-engaged public humanities curation, and contextualize the comic book project both within the New Brunswick community and diverse histories of agriculture in New Jersey. The class seeks students who are interested in food, food sovereignty, comic books, migration/immigration, urban agriculture, community engagement, arts, curation, and/or public humanities, and it counts toward the Certificate in Curation and Cultural Programming.