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Follow-Up: Feminist Thought Class Goes Back in Time

Class unveils instillation that is culmination of research project.

Students from Dr. Elizabeth Ryan's History of Feminist Thought class gathered last week to unveil the installation of their class project, "The F Word: Decades of Feminist Thought." The exhibit was the culmination of months of research, design, and collaboration with the Cranbrook Archives, CIS, and FabLab. 
Students spent weeks combing the Archives in Fall 2022, aided by archivist Deborah Rice, searching for evidence of the impact of Feminist Thought on CK student life from the 1940s - 1990s.  After gathering their primary sources, the class learned about the art of public history by designing a permanent exhibit to educate their classmates about CK's ever-evolving past.  Karl Mayry, of the CIS, and the FabLab's Kathy Sinclair volunteered their time, expertise, and fabrication abilities to shepherd the students' ideas into reality. 

The completed project can be viewed in the Garden Level of Kingswood, across from the Department of History and Social Sciences.
Pictured: Grade Hardy, Maeve Heaphy, Katie Keegan, Ioannis Yiannakis, Jordan King, Elizabeth Ryan and Deborah Rice

Not pictured: Ekaterina Balycheva, Amelia Austin, Maggie Baumgartner, Casey Stewart, Julia Housey, Lola Norton