How to Participate
Undergraduate students will benefit from an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual set of seminars offered through the Depts. of Romance Studies [French, Spanish, Italian], Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, and at the Nasher Museum. By taking several of these related courses, they will develop their work in the context of several research groups, and participate in collaborations that involve international colleagues.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across seminars, courses and art practice workshops to develop their own studies – across genres – in response to the issues of migration examined. Their work will be made part of installations at the Nasher, or at the different conferences in the form of museum display, poster exhibition, or artifacts resulting from art practice. It can also be shown on inTransit’s website as a virtual show, a database or a whitepaper open access space.
Students will also have the opportunity to work closely with guest speakers, both at Duke in Durham through workshops and other events.
Finally, students will be able to work with local audiences and collectives participating in interdisciplinary collaborative projects that may involve but are not required to be part of Bass Connections, and Story+.
inTransit’s signature trait involves bringing together researchers, artists, curators, writers and journalists whose different backgrounds and vantage points will enrich understanding of our key question of the arts of migration. Through this collaborative international effort, the group takes as its ultimate goal: to cultivate a greater awareness and inspire novel forms of engaging with the issues of forced migration and displacement.
inTransit advances through four parallel paths that offer multiple possibilities for cross pollination and collaboration: Courses and Seminars, Art Practice, Art Installations, Speakers Series, and Integration and Engagement.