Conference Project Post # 2 : Emma’s Progress on “Brokeopoly”

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So! I have assembled my board. I’s wraught with cynicism… perhaps dripping with sarcasm… But I’m thoroughly enjoying myself, so there’s that.
I’m using actual classes I’ve taken, and on the “property cards,” I’m explaining what a student would come to know from taking those classes:

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My next steps are designing the “change,” “student loan” and “ineffable amounts of fake money” components….
and then printing—- a long odious process I’m sure…

AND THEN, coming up with my playing pieces. A friend of mine is offering up a 3d printer, which would be SO COOL to see. I’m thinking they will be “ball and chain,” “concrete block,” among other dooming and funny narratives.

This is becoming an insanely meditative, nostalgic process.. and I can’t imagine a better way to spend my last weeks at Sarah Lawrence than making this kind of a punchy project. I don’t mean to damn the idea of going to college— i just want to make it obvious that it’s been a wild ride, and one that you cannot necessarily prove or disprove whether it’s worth that amount of money. It should definitely be cheaper, and there should be wealth funding per capita, so that everyone, of every class, has every opportunity to succeed.

And for the future? I have no idea what my career looks like chasing this art thing, but I know it couldn’t have happened without every one of these years in school. I just know that this place has not been my container, and I’m excited to learn where the road takes me once I’m entirely independent.

Send the next post soon!