History of UCI commune to be displayed
- July 18, 2012
- An exhibit co-curated by Robbie Kett, anthropology graduate student, is featured in the Daily Pilot July 17, 2012
From the Daily Pilot:
The year was 1968. The Age of Aquarius was in full swing. The Tet offensive was pushing forward. And, Joan Didion's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" was published. It was amid this period of cultural and political upheaval that UCI, still in its infancy, hosted an experiment in intercultural exchange and immersion in social scientific learning. This experiment lasted only about a year, but its ramifications raised several questions that the Social Sciences faculty used as a springboard for later research. The experiment was a commune known as The Farm, and it is the subject of an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center on campus, now underway through July 20. Artifacts from the Farm are being displayed in advance of UCI's 50th anniversary in 2014, according to Robbie Kett, co-curator and a Ph.D. in anthropology. Kett and co-curator Anna Kryczka, a Ph.D. in visual studies, were interested in exhibiting a unique and quirky part of UCI's history in anticipation of the 50th anniversary celebration, Kett said.
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