GSW 100 Online Exhibition — What does a feminist look like?

In the Fall of 2017, I taught a 4-credit undergraduate class entitled “What does a feminist look like? Art and Activism in the Second Wave.” As a final project, students worked with materials in the University of Rochester’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library that related directly to the class’s focus on feminist activism in the 1970s and 1980s. Using WordPress, each student connected his or her selected object with artworks, publications, primary documents, and current events as a way of constructing a network of interpretation around the object. The premise of the assignment was that students learned to use contemporary technologies of disseminating knowledge in ways analogous to how feminists in the 70s and 80s took up publishing technologies like mimeographing to create periodicals and newsletters.

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Tracy Stuber