Our aim for collecting this material was to explore the potential for Swarthmore College to consider developing a forum for exploring the intersections of disciplines through collaboration: CoRaL. To do so, we tried to flesh out the ideas of a visual resource collection and a communal workshop, and how they might fit into Swarthmore’s existing resources and curriculum. We also speculated about the possibilities of such a facility and how it might improve the Swarthmore experience. Below are some guiding questions that helped us through the process, and that we hope you will consider as you navigate the site.
How does a porous and non-disciplinary space reflect the mission of the college?
What are some of examples of things created in similar spaces?
What would CoRaL need to realize its mission?
What does Swarthmore already have that could go into CoRaL?
What other institutions have facilities and programs similar to CoRaL?
How could CoRaL influence development of curriculum and pedagogy?