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ARTZ PHILADELPHIA COLLABORATION WITH PHILADELPHIA UNVERSITY IN SPRING 2015
In January of 2015, the founder of ARTZ Philadelphia, Susan Shifrin, met with David Rogers, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Philadelphia University, to plan a joint pilot collaboration. Prof. Rogers had approached us about getting his Honors Writing One students involved with ARTZ Philadelphia in a way that would enhance their writing skills and also provide them with the opportunity to engage in meaningful ways with our mission.
The result? Susan went to campus and shared her story and the story of ARTZ Philadelphia with the class, followed by a very spirited Q&A session with the students. A large percentage of students in the class told Susan that they had personal experience with family members who were living with dementia.
The students were then assigned by Prof. Rogers to research and write about the societal narratives of memory, loss of memory, and dementia.
The links below lead to the students’ remarkable final projects.