COLAB Grand Opening Celebration Mixes Art, Music, Food
Grand Opening Celebration of SU’s COLAB Offers Lively Mix of Art, Music, Food
Thursday, November 13, 2008
COLAB–a new interdisciplinary initiative based in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) that encourages students and faculty to use their diverse skills and perspectives to solve complex, real-world problems creatively and collaboratively–hosted a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 20, on the fourth floor of The Warehouse. The celebration, which was free and open to the public, was held in conjunction with Th3, Syracuse’s city-wide art open.
The celebration featured a variety of events, including:
COLAB offers courses, programs and events in a nontraditional atmosphere that fosters innovation and imagination. Future COLAB projects include creating a graduate program in interdisciplinary strategies and three charrettes in the Spring 2009 semester that address the themes of art, technology and not-for-profit work, respectively. COLAB will also offer courses on interactive installations and design thinking. In addition, COLAB will nurture partnerships with educational, governmental and commercial organizations and institutions.