Ai Weiwei: on Dissent

In 2009, Ai Weiwei began posting the names of the victims of the Wenchuan earthquake the previous year on his blog. Weiwei had personally visited the district to document these names from speaking with locals. What he found was a disproportionate amount of school children who perished because of poorly built schools. The Chinese government … Continue reading Ai Weiwei: on Dissent

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We Need Art

  As my University's multi-million dollar science building takes shape, I reminded more than ever of the importance of the arts in our lives. In school we are taught about the importance of STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—and that if we go into these fields we will be rewarded with job opportunities galore. The relentless … Continue reading We Need Art