The America ProjectCivic engagement, pedagogy, critical thinking and art practice
In collaboration with MAPP International Productions, we developed a teaching methodology called “The America Project: A Teaching Method for Collaboration, Creativity and Citizenship” to carry on poet Sekou Sundiata’s project to combine teaching, the process of making art, and the development of work in the public realm.
“to combine teaching, the process of making art, and the development of work in the public realm”
In creating the project we served as pedagogical advisor, editor and designer to create a publication including a curriculum guide, a critical essay on Sundiata’s “the 51st (dream) state” by Julie Ellison, and two films: a documentary on Sundiata’s work and a film of his performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
We developed the creative information design of the curriculum guide to convey abstract ideas in a usable manner, visually opening up ideas for reinterpretation by other teachers and artists. The package also has an online component, designed by Buscada, which allows people to share their work in progress with a wider community of people using the teaching tool.
Browse The America Project Teaching Guide