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.”

Living ArtsEngine’s Student Program Coordinator, Ruth Marsh is retiring this year! Ruth has played an integral role in the development of our program and has served the university for over 25 years. 

To honor Ruth’s service and dedication to student success, we will be providing financial assistance to Living ArtsEngine Student Leaders in her name. Thank you so much for your consideration in celebrating such a valuable contributor to the Living ArtsEngine program.

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
Thank you to the staff of Maker Works for presenting the "Great Maker Race" once again at our November Community Meeting. This is a fun and educational event that gives our students the opportunity to work collaboratively in teams on an activity that encourages creativity, using a design/build/test process
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
A HUGE thank you to our guest artist Saawan Tiwari for an amazing workshop this weekend! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and seeing where your amazing work takes you! 🧵💛
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
How do theatre professionals solve the logistical challenges presented by live performance? Since the early stages of theatre, transitions and rapid passage of time have been important tools for engaging an audience. However, how exactly do you change locations without moving at all? How do you age down 20 years in 30 seconds? In this workshop, participants will be placed in charge of solving these very issues, having to think outside the box to brainstorm, present, and execute one of theatre’s most notorious challenges- the quick change. Sign up with the link below!
https://forms.gle/bPDu7VDHRRYBgQF46
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Congratulations to all of the outstanding teams that participated in this weekend 24 hour Make-a-Thon! A special shout out to Team BTS, roots, and Team Woo Hoo for placing in the top three! There is such creativity in this community!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
MEET OUR STUDENT STAFF!! 💫💙 this year we have a great group of student staff! If you would like to know more about these wonderful LAE members, be sure to visit our website! Link in bio.
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Another amazing workshop coming up this weekend! Link to sign up is in our bio! https://t.co/zDjs9M6YIG
Up next for our peer mentor workshops is Intro to Soldering with Ted! Sign up at the link in our bio https://t.co/xa1NhPDOND
Thank you to the staff of Maker Works for presenting the "Great Maker Race" once again at our November Community Meeting. This is a fun and educational event that gives our students the opportunity to work collaboratively in teams! https://t.co/4PLlG8PvjU
Congrats to everyone who participated in LAE’s haunted house yesterday! Spook-tacular work everyone! 🎃💀 #halloweekend #livingartsebgine #umich https://t.co/nL3TiBQR9H
This week we’ve had 2 student takeovers in a row!! Head over to our Instagram to see what Maggie and Haylee are up to! #takeover #umich #studentlife https://t.co/UNWhgyn2NG
Join Living Arts alum and professional costumer Saawan Tiwari for a VERY special workshop: Engineering in Costume!
See our Facebook or Instagram for more details, and sign up in our bio! https://t.co/feNEkOQiPw

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.