Diversity: Beauty in All Cultures

Sarah Wilmot, MFA in Illustration, Class of 2018; Brendan Leach, Chairperson, School of Graduate Studies; Mark Higden, MFA in Illustration, Class of 2018

Beauty in All Cultures, an on campus video installation, fostered a climate of inclusion by representing the country of birth for each student that attends FIT as well as faculty and staff. Through a series of animations displayed on video screens around the campus, the FIT community were able to view an animation that displayed illustrations of college administrators, including President Brown, students and staff, relating in their native tongue what diversity and inclusion means to them. The animated installations served to advance the understanding of inclusion, the diversity of our community, and provide exposure to the languages of others.