February 22, 2019
Stamps professor Nick Tobier’s article Good Trouble: Post-tenure Interruptions to Our Academic Routines is featured in Issue 29.4 of Metropolitan Universities Journal (MUJ), a quarterly online journal dedicated to the dissemination of scholarship on cutting-edge topics impacting urban and metropolitan colleges and universities. Tobier’s article shares how, through his discipline of art and design, he creates social spaces to challenge traditional ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing one another and our cities. He challenges us to see the civic work we do as good work that bridges the academy to our cities in more meaningful ways.
“As a public artist and designer, I construct spaces that connect people and ideas. The social spaces I create challenge our traditional ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing one another and our cities. This piece presents a resistance to preset disciplinary values and a recognition that exponential rather than incremental change in an urgently evolving filed demands knew form and language.”