Anonymous, 6 December 2019, "Community member during poster event", contributed by Sharon Ku and Sean M. Ferguson, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 27 May 2022, accessed 23 March 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/community-member-during-poster-event
The final day of the STS4500 Global Classroom experience was a community event held at the city center. This space was offered to us city officials interested in our work. UVA students presented their work through the medium of posters built on the foundations of the Blueprints they worked on all semester. Tsinghua student posters were intermixed in the event by theme. This image is a debrief by the remaining students about the experience and the course. It was a pretty tense moment because everyone was exhausted and we diverged widely from all other sections of STS4500 (all students in the engineering school take this class).
The person in lighter color clothing was a community member who dropped in to see what we were doing. An email received after the event included deep concern for students and the university's support for "community engagement".