Haverford’s new Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM) facility is a 24/7 creative hub for students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.
VCAM houses the College’s Interdisciplinary Minor in Visual Studies, the Haverford Innovations Program, and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and its new Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives initiative.
Students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore gathered on Haverford’s campus for two days of intensive collaborative programming.
Spring 2018: Strange Truth 2018 explores the non-fiction imagination in the film and performance work of mediamakers Pamela Z, Theo Anthony, and Sabaah Folayan.
Spring 2018: The films in “Bicycles, Garbage, and Cameras” convey stories of perseverance in the face of gender inequality, hope despite ongoing wars and ruins, and survival in a global world. They portray how people in the Middle East negotiate the social, economic, and political challenges they face daily.
In a workshop in the VCAM building’s new Maker Space, students learned 3D modeling software and digital fabrication equipment.
Welcome to VCAM—a material realization of a key feature of the College’s vision for a 21st-century liberal arts education: that is, the development of students as interpreters and makers of visual media in spaces made for this work.
This course, which is cross-listed in East Asian languages and cultures, environmental studies, and visual studies, examines the relationship between environment and the arts in China and Japan—particularly how artists engage with and respond to nature through varied modes of artistic production and exhibition.
This English course introduces students to the study of literature through the art of borrowing, sampling, recycling, and remixing.
James Weissinger '06, associate director of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and operations manager for VCAM, discusses the newest campus building and his hopes for its future.
Thanks to the successful Lives That Speak campaign, the VCAM building now offers new opportunities for hands-on learning that build visual literacy across the liberal arts.