In collaboration with MAPP International Productions, Buscada developed a curriculum guide and DVD set 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.
This teaching tool was designed by Buscada and edited by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani. It consists of a curriculum guide, by Kym Ragusa, 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.
Buscada 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 poeple using the teaching tool.
This project contributes to the work of the America Project Working Group, a center for exchange around progressive teaching, performance, community and the meaning of citizenship, inspired by Sekou Sundiata.
Browse The America Project Teaching Guide