This community project will engage the public by asking, "Who is American today?" which attempts to directly address the issue of the current national preoccupation reflected in the fragmented and divided realities existing in the United States today—immigration. My students will participate but we also will have a photo booth in our student run gallery, Artcetera, which is in a high travel area in our mall.
This topic will engage students and the community to ask important questions that are timely in my country today. "Who is American today? " "What ideas or people come to mind?" "What do these look like and what they represent? Do you see yourself as an accurate representation of an American today?”
Students will also create digital stories responding to this question. The photos and their digital stories will be displayed in the Artcetera Gallery in the Provo Towne Centre Mall.
Many of today’s students, especially those who come from non-mainstream backgrounds, other countries, and who are speakers of other languages, may respond to traditional written and school assignments in limited or constrained fashion. This platform is ideal from confronting this issue and sharing the diversity that exists in our community.