This week’s StudentSpeak webisode offers a peek into this new style of civic commitment. Inspired by a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, teens involved in the Engage Project coupled their design skills with graphic design software to create a statement about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Engage Project, a five-week summer program based at YOUmedia, Chicago Public Library’s digital space for teens, asks participants to become both artists and activists. After viewing and discussing contemporary and classic American art, the teens created digital media projects connecting art with social change.”
new style of civic commitment
using engagement and design skills
Connecting art with social change