Online/ Silver Center for the Arts, Lobby Gallery
Co-curated by Maria Sanders
Launching September 8.
This exhibition is installed in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby Gallery and can be visited in person by Plymouth State University students, faculty & staff with a valid PSU ID, September 8 through November 20.
Dr. Maria Sanders, a philosophy professor at Plymouth State University, was awarded a sabbatical in Fall 2019 to travel with her teenage son Brandon to all 50 states in the United States exploring how people have converted spaces into meaningful places. From natural preserves to repurposed structures, Dr. Sanders visited a plethora of places intentionally engaging in a variety of experiences challenging herself to philosophically reflect upon the relevance of place in living full and flourishing lives.
Highlights from this six-month journey were captured in Dr. Sanders’ blog,
Exploring US at https://philosophy4lifecom.wordpress.com
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Having journeyed to 49* of the 50 states in the United States, it is now time to gather and organize the photos, interviews, film, and philosophical reflections. The Exploring US blog that followed our travels served as a resource for this art exhibition and will soon be published as a book. The film of the many places visited during this journey and the on-site interviews conducted with the masterminds behind these places is currently being edited into 30-minute episodes for The Looking Glass television show with an anticipated airing to begin January 2021.
Highlights from the Space 2 Place Exhibition along with lessons learned during this philosophical journey will supply talking points for an upcoming Podcast on The Place We Call Home scheduled to begin December 2020. There will also be a 6-part audio series on People and Places scheduled to air on Philosophy 4 Life Radio on WPCR-Plymouth, 91.7FM during the months of February and March of 2021.
*Unfortunately our cruise to Alaska was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Plans to include Alaska may be temporarily on hold, but once the pandemic passes, a deep dive into the majestic places of Alaska will be a priority.
Exhibition Educational Resources
Featured Quotes (pdf)
Exhibition Guide (pdf)
Photography and Music Lesson Plan (pdf)
Poetry Lesson Plan (pdf)
Research & Presentation on Animals Lesson Plan (pdf)