Our exhibit “Global Mobility and Its Human Dimensions” at The Global Gallery in Hagerty Hall continues through May 30, 2017. This exhibition is a collaborative effort of the Global Mobility Project and the Departments of Design and Comparative Studies.
The exhibit opening was on March 20, 5:00-6:00pm and featured performances by OSU students. Opening remarks by Dean David Manderscheid, Executive Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, and Peter Hahn, Divisional Dean, Arts & Humanities. Undergraduate research grant recipients and their mentors were recognized. Light refreshments were served.
Why do people leave home? How do people adjust to new communities once they arrive? Migrants of all backgrounds share commonalities in their experiences. Nevertheless, each individual’s experience is unique and personal. This exhibition explores and complicates the notion of mobility as a singular experience by presenting a series of images and graphics that depict the goals, aspirations, difficulties, setbacks, and successes of migration.
Migration is often portrayed as something foreign and distant, yet most of us share the experience of leaving home and starting a new chapter at The Ohio State University. Our community is shaped by the stories and influences of migrants to Columbus. We believe that in highlighting commonalities, this exhibition can provide connecting pieces that start conversations between diverse experiences here in Columbus and around the world. We hope that reflecting on others’ journeys can offer insight into our own relationships to home and to the lives of people we interact with every day.
The Global Mobility Project is an OSU Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Pilot Project which integrates the arts, humanities, and social sciences to facilitate both a conversation and an investigation of how local culture and individual decision-making inform and reflect the complex global forces behind mobility.
This exhibit was conceptualized by Ece Karaca and Sarah Craycraft and produced by Abhijit Varde, Assistant Director (CLLC), in consultation with The Global Mobility Project, an Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme pilot program.