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Tracing an Invisible City: Visually Representing Place, Symbols, and Codes

  • November 28, 2016
Department of Art and Art History and Honors College to present interdisciplinary visual research with student showcase Dec. 1.
“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightening rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” – Italo Calvino

The UAB Department of Art and Art History and the UAB University Honors Program presents "Tracing an Invisible City: Visually Representing Place, Symbols, & Codes," a one-night-only showcase featuring 120 University Honors Program students' visual research from the Fall 2016 interdisciplinary course, “Signs, Codes, & Symbols,” taught by UAB DAAH Assistant Professor Doug Baulos.

The showcase will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1 at the DAAH Project Space. An informal discussion with students is set for 7 p.m.

The University Honors Program draws on the wide range of resources available at a comprehensive research university and concentrates those resources within a small, personal, liberal arts setting. Designed for students who want to satisfy their intellectual curiosity both inside and outside the classroom, the program accepts about 50 students a year representing a wide variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and interests. The program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary arts and sciences curriculum taught by faculty who are known for their excellence in teaching and scholarship. This exhibition combines representations of scientific field research with visual depictions of material realities and the structures of the imagination.

Project Space is an adaptive space that provides an alternative platform for UAB students, faculty and community to engage teaching, research, public service and visual art practices. It is located on the ground floor of the UAB Humanities building, room 100. For more information, contact Project Space director Jared Ragland at