Campaign to Connect

 

Georgia Tech Arts created the Campaign to Connect to bring the GT community (students, staff, and faculty) into conversation about the work created by our spring 2022 artists-in-residence, and at the same time uplift our spirit and well-being.  Performance and residency plans are in process, so stay tuned! 
Are you a GT student and interested in a free ticket to one of our spring shows? Email Kara Wade at kara.wade@arts.gatech.edu

January 10 – February 15, 2022 

A Note from Me to You

In our first-ever full-circle, campus-wide letter-writing campaign, GT Arts is partnering with student groups, resource organizations, and our visiting performing artists in an effort to spread kind words of affirmation.  Each week, GT Arts will be partnering with a different group on campus to uplift our community.  Please visit one of our pop-up tables around campus to come say hi, learn about our upcoming events, and write a letter of support to a fellow Yellow Jacket.  Once you’ve done that, simply write your address on the envelope provided so we can send you someone else’s special note just in time for midterms. You can find our location below or by following us on social media @gatecharts on Facebook and Instagram.

                                        

Enjoy this intro video all about A Note from Me to You!

Tabling Schedule 

11am – 1pm 

Visit with Georgia Tech Arts and our partners and write a Note from Me to You.

January 11: Empathy Between Two Installation – at the Arts Plaza at the Ferst Center for the Arts*

January 13: Empathy Between Two Installation – at the Arts Plaza at the Ferst Center for the Arts*

January 18: CRC – at the Campus Recreation Center

January 20: CRC – at the Campus Recreation Center

January 25: LGBTQIA+ Resource Center – at the Arts Plaza at the Ferst Center for the Arts

January 27: Housing and Residence Life – Fitten lobby

February 1: Housing and Residence Life – North Avenue West apartments, ground/1st floor

February 3: Housing and Residence Life – GT Connector, ground floor

February 8: GT Dining Services – at Rising Roll

February 10: SMILE: Campus Beautification Committee – at the Arts Plaza at the Ferst Center for the Arts

February 15: SMILE: Campus Beautification Committee and CARE – at the Arts Plaza at the Ferst Center for the Arts

*On January 11 and 13, our letter-writing station this day will be accompanied by interactive music installation, Empathy Between Two, led by 1st year MSMT graduate student Timothy Min, whose work centers music’s undeniable, emotional influence. From Timothy: Empathy goes beyond simple communication. … Truly, it comes down to just presence and acknowledgement.”

If your office or organization is interested in tabling with us, email Kara Wade at kara.wade@arts.gatech.edu 

Take a moment to get to know our partners: 
Housing & Residence Life: https://housing.gatech.edu 
Campus Recreation Center: https://www.crc.gatech.edu 
LGBTQIA Resource Center: https://lgbtqia.gatech.edu 
SMILE: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/smile 
CARE: https://care.gatech.edu 

 

SEED: An Unplugged Thought Walk
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

From Scheller to Kendeda: An Unplugged Thought Walk around GT’s Campus  
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

This challenge may seem simple, but not everything is as easy as it seems.  Join students from Scheller’s GEMS program in partnership with GT Arts as they lead a silent walking campus tour. Participants will be asked to take a two-hour walk without any digital devices.  Feel free to sit and stop along the way.  What happens when you’re encouraged to be alone, truly alone, with your own body and brain?  How has technology changed how we connect to ourselves, and others, and how we approach our daily lives?  What sacrifices have we made for the sake of data collection? 

Participants will be asked to jot down 20 things that they observed during their walk, which Gabriel Kahane will use as source material for an original song to be performed during his concert at the Ferst Center on Monday, April 4, 2022. Participants will also be invited to partake in a reflective conversation at Scheller School of Business, date TBD, as well as receive a free ticket to Gabriel’s show. 

Interested in joining the January 15 walking tour?  Email: Skye at smauldin7@gatech.edu to sign up.
Interested in hosting an unplugged walking tour of your own? Email: Kara at kara.wade@arts.gatech.edu to sign up.

 

Georgia Tech encourages anyone attending public events to wear a well-fitting face covering (preferably a N95/K95 mask or a surgical mask with a cloth mask over it, for example), to choose social activities that emphasize risk-reduction practices, and to participate regularly in campus asymptomatic surveillance testing. For testing locations and hours, visit health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/testing.