About the Fellow
- Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis; College of Human Ecology; Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; College of Engineering
- Keith Green’s faculty profile
- 2020-21, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship
- Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Culture, Language and History; Education
Building “communIT,” a Cyber-Physical Environment Cultivating Understanding and Action within and across Diverse Local Groups
Keith Green is leading a radical collaboration of Cornell researchers, students and community partners in the development of a cyber-physical home for community building, aptly named “communIT.” communIT aims to transform media-making into civic discourse. Through the collaborative making and exhibiting of various media, community partners use communIT to tell their stories, document and share their experiences and aspirations and advocate within the larger community. Such civic discourse can be transformative for building personal identity and self-representation, community awareness and responsibility and social relationships with policy-makers.
The project is in its third year, and the team is publishing on early outcomes and preparing to install a prototype in the Tompkins County Public Library and The History Center of Tompkins County to begin investigations of how community groups (e.g. refugees, LGBTQ+ members, teens) use communIT and how this impacts their reception by the larger community.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell