What We Do
AIR Collaborative’s mission is to pursue creative placemaking to foster spatial justice through multidisciplinary research and curricular agendas that benefit and strengthen the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus and surrounding local communities.
What the arts and humanities produce serves as a conduit for knowledge in our daily lives, beyond the traditional academic sense of knowledge absorption: We learn about our communities by walking them, talking with our neighbors, interacting with the layers of space, sound, and people beneath our daily routes. Building on local histories and landscapes, we aim to create opportunities for people to engage with the spaces around them.
AIR Collaborative projects promote inter-departmental and cross-school collaboration while providing students with experience-based education and interdisciplinary networking opportunities.