Taking S.T.E.A.M. to the Streets
Space 4 Art strives to combine ART-based STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) education with community projects. We integrate civic involvement and economic development into an educational program that enhances creative thinking and economic opportunities for student participants.
Recently, we teamed up with Avital Aboody (BAME CDC) and Space 4 Art Artist Jessica Sledge to take STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) “to the streets."
The “Focus on Imperial: Youth Perspectives Through Photography and Public Art” project encouraged young people in the Greater Logan Heights area to express their perspective of their community through variety of art forms, especially photography. Students in the program — which included a three-week course that taught students about the art and science of photography, social issues, urban planning, architecture, and community relations — photographed their community. The photographs highlighted the unique public spaces and relationships that characterize the students lives and experiences.
The project culminated in an exhibition of the student’s photographs of their neighborhood at Space 4 Art from January 15 – 25, 2015. This project was supported by The San Diego Foundation Great Neighborhood Challenge and the Synergy Art Foundation.
Space 4 Art is working to bring more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) educational programming to our facility and to foster collaborations between scientists, artists, and young people to create unique interdisciplinary course work and gallery exhibitions.