January 19–February 17, 2018
Thursdays 12–7 pm
Fridays 12–7 pm
Saturdays 12–5 pm
With a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, teaching artists from the Wick Poetry Center have engaged refugee and immigrant populations in the Akron, Ohio community in a cross-cultural, intergenerational conversation through poetry and graphic design and have offered people of all ages to share their voice across the divisions of language, age, and culture.
The traveling digital exhibit features poems, illustrations, and videos that showcase refugee resettlement in our communities. At the heart of the exhibit is an interactive touchscreen experience, allowing visitors to browse content.
When visitors interact with digital creative tools such as Emerge, Thread, and other analog activities, their voices will be incorporated into the exhibit in a variety of ways—from a scrolling group poem to posted and decorated cards printed.
Traveling Stanzas has partnered with Kent State Visual Communication Design students and alumni, and a local design studio Each + Every to create a modular environmental design that can adapt to unique environments as it travels the world.
If you would like to bring the Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders to your community, contact the Wick Poetry Center using the button below.
Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.