D+M students address ideas of place, home, and identity. They investigate how we connect with the landscape and built environment through memory, history, geography and culture.
By capitalizing on feelings of displacement, students deeply explore their relationship with place and culture through lived experience. Often, they investigate the continuum between physical and virtual, and draw connections between the physical and cultural landscape they inhabit and locations from which they are geographically detached.
Through an extended research practice, they engage directly with diverse communities, locally or remotely, to gain a deeper understanding of our relationship with the landscape and each other. They examine how economic forces physically shape and change the world around us. They disseminate their findings through cultural interventions, public art, installation and absurdist performance.