Over the past few months our NMD 206 class has been planning something great.
It started at the beginning of the semester with the suggestion that we try to find a way to work in our field, an internship of sorts. Many students quickly found people to work with in creating something very “New Media”. Others were lost, they weren’t sure how to begin to look for someone to work for. Then our professor Joline Blais suggested something that piqued almost all of our interests. The Lexicon of Sustainability.
This lexicon was a way of spreading the knowledge of new ways of food sustainability. This included many posters containing root words like “Grass Farming” and “Seed Sovereignty”. These words all had stories. Stories about people trying to save this earth and our food, one small step at a time. Our class was tasked with helping spread these words, these stories, and this knowledge in hopes of a better tomorrow.
Everyone did some research on some of the posters so that we may help anyone understand these words. Then some went to work building poster frames while others brainstormed new posters and ways to make our community understand why the Lexicon of Sustainability is such a big deal.
We hope to show everyone our hard work on Thursday April 30th in the IMRC. So if you are interested in what we have to teach you, feel free to come check us out.