The VCAM Create Spaces (006 and 206) and Exhibition Wall are reservable for up to two-week intervals for curricular and co-curricular experimental media and performance projects, digital pedagogy, and small-scale exhibitions.
Propose a Project
Students: Please complete the following form and email it to Hurford Center Post-Bac Fellow Kelly Jung firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com). She will then be in touch to discuss your concept.
Note: the VCAM Create Spaces and Exhibition Wall are now programmed for the remainder of the 2017-18 academic year. Please be in touch to discuss projects for fall 2018 and beyond.
Major/Minor/Interests if Undeclared:
- Submit an essay of 500 words or less that describes your concept and how it will be executed. Explain the intellectual scope of the project and its relation to Haverford’s academic program.
- Create Spaces can be booked for up to two weeks at a time, including any setup and deinstallation. When would you ideally be using the space? If that time isn’t available, when would be an alternate time?
- Please Include a detailed budget for the project.
- Include any supplementary materials that you wish to be considered as a part of your application—drawings, slides, audio/ video clips, scripts, visiting artist CVs, etc.
- Discuss any past creative projects you’ve undertaken if applicable; how have they prepared you for your proposed project?
- Discuss why a Create Space would be the ideal location for your project. Which of the two spaces do you envision using? Why?
- Provide a list of other extracurricular commitments, and how they might impact your work on the project.
In this installation, Eli Baden-Lasar '21 explores garments as historical documents which he reanimates by wearing, ranging from his great-grandmother’s wedding veil to his grandfather’s medical scrubs and NYPD jacket to his sister’s prom dress.create-space-archive
Food! Food? features paintings, drawings, watercolors, and collages by students in Ying Li’s painting and drawing classes in the Haverford Fine Arts Department, variously depicting food as cultural and metaphorical icons.create-space-archive
This photographic timeline showcases the making of an electric guitar in the VCAM Maker Arts Space, built by Micah Maben '21 and documented by Jessica Lopez '21.create-space-archive
Who Belongs? Exodus and Arrival features works by PACC artists Jacobia Dahm and Griselda San Martin that illuminate current political discourses on human rights, social justice, and the global refugee crisis.create-space-archive
Luba Mendelevich '19’s installation recreates an amorphous memory of her childhood inspired by W. G. Sebald’s short story Dr. Henry Selwyn.create-space-archive
Born into a conflict she was too young to remember, Dita Cavdarbasha ’19 created a series of poetry-videos addressed to her Serbian neighbors to attempt to reconcile the displacement that informs her identity.create-space-archive
Created in conjunction with the course “PJHR 315: Oral History and Activism,” taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies Anne Balay, Bus(t) the Bubble highlighted the Tri-Co Bus and Van drivers who knit together the Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore communities.create-space-archive
In Lay/Lines, Isabella Siegel ’19 visualized layers of three Philadelphia neighborhoods and drew them onto sheets of clear acetate. The viewers were able to rearrange the layers, and interact with the work to bring layers to the front, or push others behind.create-space-archive
Alliyah Allen ’18 created a series of photographic portraits of womxn of color at Haverford College, imagining the project as a remedy in a world where self-care can be easily overlooked.create-space-archive
Created by Colin Fredrickson ’20, Shedding City focused on the discarded or “shed” items that are designed to be forgotten, drawing on recyclable materials collected over a month on campus.create-space-archive
Created for the class Sculpture 200: Materials and Techniques with Naomi Safran-Hon, Jessie Lamworth ’18’s Big Mess seizes the open canvas of the room and animates an eruption of colors from its every facet.create-space-archive
Organized in conjunction with Assistant Professor of Visual Studies Christina Knight’s course “American Queen: Drag in Contemporary Art and Performance,” American Queen gathered images and archival images of drag performance from Haverford College’s own Special Collections.create-space-archive