Living ArtsEngine

 

A Creative Interdisciplinary Community

 

“Living Arts Engine has been an invaluable community for me during my Freshman year! The amount of creative energy here is incredible, and the people couldn’t be more of a supportive community.”

It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since the Living Arts(Engine) program was created. Founded in 2010, the program has been an integral part of a larger initiative designed to unite the 4 north campus schools and colleges in interdisciplinary creative work through the ArtsEngine program. During this time it has provided a living learning environment for students to more closely explore creative work across disciplines while also providing them with an open, friendly community in which to learn about themselves, make friends and gain a sense of belonging from their very first day on campus.

Our program has evolved significantly since its inception and continues to play a pivotal role in providing first-year students with a foundation for creative exploration – both through our Introduction to Creative Process course and the Collaborative Creative Projects. We are proud to be one of a series of opportunities at UM that prepare our students for an increasingly complex world – one that urgently demands creativity, collaboration, and strong critical thinking skills for success.

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Meet Zia Zhao, one of our Living ArtsEngine Peer Mentors! Zia is an art major with plans to get a minor in creative writing and musical theatre composition. They are pursuing the career path of creating comic books and storyboarding for animated movies. Currently, Zia is working on their webcomic 'Kamina Khan' and writing a musical.

Keep an eye out on Instagram as Zia takes over our story this week, sharing some highlights from a day in the life of a remote peer mentor and art student. They will also be hosting a character design workshop on November 14th from 2-4 pm. We hope to see you there!

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Congratulations to the winners of the Living ArtsEngine Fall Photo Competition!

1st Place: Kian McDonough
(see more of his photography on Instagram @kianmcdonough)

2nd Place (tied): Lili Omillian and Lucy Kaffenbarger

Thank you to everyone who participated for all of your wonderful photo submissions!

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
The Living ArtsEngine fall semester newsletter is finally here! Featured in this edition are recaps of our early fall community programs, student interviews, and profiles of our new staff and leadership within the program.

Check out the full newsletter on our website here: https://livingartsengine.engin.umich.edu/october-2020-newsletter/

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Meet Isabella Wood, a first-year student in the community! Isabella is from Washington D.C., beginning her freshman year in the College of Engineering and currently planning to pursue a degree in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences.

Isabella is also a creative writer and aspiring artist, and enjoys writing sci-fi/fantasy stories, restoring and reusing old materials for new projects, and playing video games.

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Meet John Roselli, one of our new Peer Mentor Facilitators! John is in his third year of studies at the University of Michigan, pursuing degrees in both Trombone Performance and User Experience.

This summer, John participated in a User Experience Design Internship with the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. Among other projects, he worked to help improve their website and make it more accessible, especially for web-users with disabilities. John also spent lots of time practicing his trombone and attended several virtual trombone performance seminars, including ones through the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, the Third Coast Trombone Retreat, and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute.

Keep an eye out on our Instagram page over the next several days, as John will be taking over to show off some highlights from a day in the life of a Living ArtsEngine community member!

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Thanks so much to Ryan Wilcox from the Duderstadt Center for putting on an awesome Adobe Premiere Pro workshop on Saturday! 🎥
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Meet Zia Zhao, one of our Living ArtsEngine Peer Mentors and a student @UM_Stamps! Learn more about them on our Instagram page: https://t.co/MlDn1ancfW
Also, keep an eye out as Zia takes over our Instagram story this week!
#LivingArtsEngine https://t.co/Qk7TmJM2uC

What does democracy mean to you? Submit your photos to the #artsengine Photocracy project at https://t.co/d7U2tJqMrM https://t.co/rjiFV4WYSC
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We are honored to receive one of the first pilot grants from the new @UMich Arts Initiative - stay tuned for launch of our upcoming project: Photocracy!

Read about other funded projects here: https://t.co/w4OHDjEhxn https://t.co/NuMhUJZQEZ

Amber Galvano

Major: BA in Spanish and Cognitive Science and a BMA in Vocal Performance ’20

Current job/Company: Speech Production Lab

Living Arts is a great place to be if you like trying new things and you want to be exposed to different disciplines.  Also, if you join, you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to people and be present in community spaces; I realized after a while that it was  something I had to do to really become more of a part of the community, and I think that’s how people make a lot of friendships.