Open Call For: Mapping the Denison Experience

By Abby Zofchak

I am piloting a project that documents the experiences of current seniors at Denison. For many of us seniors, nostalgia is sinking in and we are scrambling to figure out how the time has flown by so fast. As I am sure many of you would agree, Denison has pushed and challenged us in so many different ways that have helped us develop into the individuals we are now. My aim is to provide seniors at Denison a space to channel their nostalgia, reflect on who they have become, and visualize what their time here on the hill was really like.

So what is this?

I am asking seniors to visually map out their Denison experience. How you do this is up to you. You can depict your daily routine, a favorite memory, what you will miss the most about Denison, a formative experience, and so on. What about your four years at Denison has made you who you are today? To do this, use any medium you’d like– photography, drawing, sculpture, and so on. Be creative. Be honest. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!

To give you a sense of some ways you can do this, I have put a link below to a similar project from fivethirtyeight.com that asked podcast listeners to visualize their listening experience.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-asked-you-to-visualize-your-podcast-listening-and-wow-did-you-deliver/

The Final Product

 Projects should be submitted to me by March 10th. They will be displayed digitally on the site https://onetwentysevenweb.wordpress.com/, and the projects themselves will likely be displayed in one of the following places: Bryant, the Denison Museum, or Mulberry. Your name will not be displayed if you prefer to keep your work anonymous.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: zofcha_a1@denison.edu.

Abby Zofchak is an a capella singer who decided to take a break from swaying on stage so she could use her political science skills to better understand the mysterious “Denison bubble.”

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