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
5D Touch technology of this keyboard combines bits with portable music work for intuitive sound shaping.

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
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5D Touch technology of this keyboard combines bits with portable music work for intuitive sound shaping.

🎥ROLI
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Our annual Design Competition is a well loved Living Arts tradition. This year will be the first with a "Living ArtsEngine" design. We are very excited to see our name change reflected in this year's competition. Current students can send in entries by July 8th to participate.
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
We are so excited to be running LAE information sessions for our incoming class of first-year students! Our peer mentors and staff cannot wait to meet all of the talented, creative people joining us this upcoming academic year.
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine is committed to social justice and equality and encourages all students to attend this very important town hall conversation. Here are the details.
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
We are so proud of all of our Living Arts alumni who graduated this month, many of whom started their college journey with Living Arts way back in 2016 at Welcome Week. We wish you the very best and are excited to see where you go next!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Even though we’re all home right now, we hope that all of our students are still finding ways to create and make!

Living Arts —> Living ArtsEngine. This will be the first design competition with our new name, which means we will be making the first Living ArtsEngine t-shirts this year. Current students: entries are due July 8th. https://t.co/uvFDLZ4qcl

Zoom hellos and welcomes to our incoming students- we can’t wait to finish meeting all of you! https://t.co/DkXt9mqd6y

Announcing the start of this year’s Design Competition with last year’s winning design by the wonderful Zaynab Alsaedy! We cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! Current students: for more info, check the Discord or wait for an email announcement to go out soon https://t.co/OxaQs4EiYT

Living ArtsEngine is committed to social justice and equality and encourages all students to attend this very important town hall conversation. Here are the details. https://t.co/ev5UiEm0Re
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Join us tomorrow for a town hall where our community can discuss issues of race, protest, and law enforcement, through the lens of education and scholarship. https://t.co/G3LH82IzU8 https://t.co/vVFuvZIL42

The weather outside is frightful but the crafts are so delightful! What projects are you working on today? https://t.co/exD6kn9BOa

We can't help but get together to take cute photos. Thanks to @songquill for the camera work and thanks to the creative suite projector screen for giving us a nice background. https://t.co/GaqQgkb7cT

Zach Mused

Major: Civil Engineering BSE ’19, MSE ’20

Current job/Company: Construction Services Intern, University of Michigan

Living Arts provided me a sense of community stronger than any other since coming to college. The friendships I made as a mentee and later as a mentor, through things like hanging in our lounge at 4am, have lasted after graduation, even as my class spread across the country and the world.