Carol Townsend, associate professor and coordinator of design foundations will present this lecture as part of the yearlong series “Artists on the Road: Travel as Source of Inspiration.” The event is free and open to the public.
Townsend’s presentation features the tiny nation of Rwanda, where she traveled with students associated with the campus’s Anne Frank Project, overseen by AFP director Drew Kahn, in 2013.
This group spent two weeks touring the east central African country torn apart by a brutal genocide in 1994. Along with visiting genocide memorial sites, Townsend noted that the group participated in a number of educational tours, including seeing giraffes in Akagara National Wildlife Park, participating in the gifting of a cow in a small village of the Muhanga district (Buffalo’s sister city), learning about the native Rwandan justice system, visiting a Congolese family’s mud hut in Gihembge Refugee Camp, and swinging high on the Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk.
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