Visual Arts Teacher Alison Safford Earns Accolades and Showcases her Work in Various Venues this Summer

Visual Arts Teacher Alison Safford has a busy summer planned! Her one-person show, Anthro(Site), is now on exhibit at Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, in Collegeville PA, and she'll also be presenting at the Global Education Benchmark Group's conference Global STEM and Sustainability; engaging in a
Carolyn A Lynch Fellowship at the Leventhal Map and Education Center at Boston Public Library; and completing a residency at Het Domijn outside of Amsterdam in Weesp, the Netherlands. 
Anthro(Site) will be on display from through November 30, 2021 at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, in Collegeville PA. The gallery describes the exhibit as, "Alison Safford’s meditation on the motion of bodies—human, celestial, and terrestrial—as they converge, collide, depart, or reunite through random or cyclical events, instances of migration and mortality, and orientations to place and space." Read more and view the work here

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Alison will lead her presentation, Where STEM Meets Sustainability: examples from the Netherlands and Italy, at the Global Education Benchmark Group's conference Global STEM and Sustainability, with Gail Whitney Karn. The description is as follows:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, are needed in our world for all aspects of the built environment to which Aesthetics bring dignity and humanity. Architectural Sustainability and Social Design are adept at focusing on and generating solutions for environmental problems. How we design for the built and lived environment impacts climate change. This presentation will address a program in which students from the Cambridge School of Weston participated in a Social Design trip to Amsterdam to meet with practitioners, learning skills and technologies utilized in Social Design to develop student solutions to community problems. It will also look at how students can learn from a city as a living laboratory, as in the examples presented in Rome. Lessons learned there are applied in student-generated ideas to real world problems, as in a practicum. The outdoor classrooms of Amsterdam and Rome provide educators ideas for both classroom application and curriculum development.

Click here to learn more about the event.

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As a recipient of the Carolyn A Lynch Fellowship at the Leventhal Map and Education Center at Boston Public Library, Alison will work with colleague Doug Healy to further develop their "Mapping Meaning" curriculum, which is based on a course with origins at CSW. She'll be zooming in from the Netherlands

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Alison has also been awarded a residency at Het Domijn outside of Amsterdam in Weesp, the Netherlands. During the residency, she will be working on future installations, as well as smaller interactive objects.

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.