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What does it mean to live and study on Native lands?

Director Shawn Shafner and fellows invite you to see GW's campus through new eyes. In this interactive exhibit centering on Piscataway history and Native botany, visitors will see how the terrain on which our campus is situated has changed through time and how plants, human populations and cultures have changed alongside it. Featuring learning and art from Landing in Piscataway Terrain, a semester-long fellowship in partnership with the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park, this exhibit offers an opportunity for our community to gain a deeper sense of place, better understand who and what has been uprooted from this land and investigate how we can plant the seeds for a more right relationship with Native ecology, the Piscataway Nation and other First Peoples of this land. See the exhibit Dec 6 - 12 (closed on Sunday), and join us Dec 8, 12-1pm for a celebratory event featuring guest speaker Anjela Barnes, Executive Director of the Accokeek Foundation. More info and RSVP on Eventbrite.

Featuring work by:

  • John Attwood (BA History)
  • Adelaide Dunbar (BA International Affairs)
  • Elisa Durán-Ballén (BA Fine Arts)
  • Olivia Fisher (MA Anthropology with Museum Training) Ryan Geoghegan (BS Environmental Science and Fine Arts)
  • Hyma Gollakota (BS Environmental Science and Data Science) Juliana Kane (MA Museum Studies)
  • Bella Kumar (BA American Studies and Political Communication)
  • Lily McGinley (BA History and Organizational Sciences) Rachel Moon (BA Political Communication)
  • Emmy Numann (BA Photojournalism and Anthropology)
  • Aliyah Pelley (BS Environment and Sustainability Sciences) Mariana Schenck (MA History)
  • Shawn Shafner (MFA Social Practice Art)
  • Julia Swanson (BA Political Science and History)
  • Syd Schmidt (BA Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • Gabriella Velasquez (BA Anthropology)

Landing in Piscataway Terrain is supported by a Public Service Grant Commission from GW's Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

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