PEDAGOGYSome of the things Katherine has done as part of her teaching.
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The Department of Homeland Obscurity (DOHO)
The Department of Homeland Obscurity is a Guerrilla Girls-inspired activist, feminist art collective which emerged from a course on “Feminist Art History before the 1800s.” In its creation, it engaged with interventionist actions such as the designing and wheatpasting of posters drawing attention to the gendered politics of art history, along with an institutional critique report card, which members used to evaluate local museums and galleries.
Above: Examples of student-designed posters created for DOHO, documentation (with faces obscured) of students wheatpasting the Kreuzer Gallery in Colorado Springs, and the first page of the DOHO Institutional Critique Report Card
The UCCS Letterbox
The UCCS Letterbox was a project derived from the course “Art and Ideas,” where different groups of students all advanced project proposals which would apply concepts from the class in creating a public art project. The winner, which would receive funding for its realization, was voted on by the class. The Letterbox, the winner of this competition, was designed as a public place for anonymous letters, to ideally be a mobile location in which these letters would be deposited or retrieved. While the project was realized, its installation on UCCS’s campus was delayed due to COVID-19. The letterbox’s journey can be followed on Instagram at @uccsletterbox.