San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
James Reeves is a writer, designer, educator, and self-proclaimed motorist. Reeves, who attended the University of Michigan in the film and design program and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has held many different occupations in his search for happiness in life (23 part time jobs to be exact). After graduating, he taught classes at the Pratt Institute and the Parson’s School of Design, developed a K-12 design program in Brooklyn, and also taught elementary, middle, and high school. Reeve’s most recent publication, The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir, has been hailed by Andre Dubus III (author of House of Sand and Fog) as, “a tantalizing 21st century cross between James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and he regards Reeves as a “new and important American voice.” His book, which is based on his experiences as a traveler across America and his search for a meaningful adult life, reveals an America that hides under the surface. James Reeves is currently a partner at the Civic Center in New Orleans, which is also where he currently resides. The Civic Center is a creative studio that was designed to aid in the retransformation of public spaces into creative, interactive places. For more information on Reeves, visit his website at http://bigamericannight.com/.
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IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Established in 2012, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in the arts and humanities.
The IAHI showcases and promotes the major intellectual and scholarly contributions that IUPUI faculty members from across the disciplines are making in the arts and humanities. It serves individual faculty members, groups, and interdisciplinary teams through grant programs, workshops, and research collaborations. Further, the IAHI encourages experiential and service learning opportunities for undergraduates in academic programs across campus.
As an urban institute, the IAHI works closely with the central Indiana community, serving as a liaison between local institutions, residents, and IUPUI. The IAHI fosters ongoing partnerships and ventures that advance arts and humanities endeavors both on campus and in the city. It works with Indianapolis’ diverse publics to create engaging new programming and forums for dialogue, creativity, and experiment.
The IAHI seeks to become a national model for an urban-based arts and humanities institute that is both a leader in academic research and creative activity and an active participant in its community.