HCJM is hosting a week-long summer study intensive taking place on the campus of Rice University during the month of July 18-22, 2022. The intensive will focus on the museum’s project, Feral Atlas, an installation based on the digital humanities project, Feral Atlas: the More-than-human Anthropocene. Feral Atlas is about the unintended consequences that emerge from human projects, like the unequal build up of toxins in the environment and the spread of invasive species through international trade. Feral Atlas imagines how these effects are created through layered histories of conquest and industrial development.
The museum is bringing together high school students in a week-long intensive program this summer that will focus on Feral Atlas, led by Rice students and museum staff. Participating students will have the opportunity to be involved in workshops led by local artists and conservationists, they will travel to nearby museums and collections to meet with museum professionals, and students will then develop their own research questions. Students interested in art, science, history, literature, and other fields are encouraged to apply.
Transportation costs and meals are fully covered, and this is a free opportunity that will be held at Rice University with occasional off-site field trips. Students coming from areas directly affected by environmental inequities are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested students please fill out this form. We’re looking forward to learning more about you!
The deadline to apply is May 31, and students will be notified about the selection process by June 7, 2022.