The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) develops multi-year partnerships with communities to integrate a set of community-identified sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses across disciplines, engaging students in real-world, applied research and problem-solving.
SCP Arts projects integrate an arts-based dimension into applied learning to enrich analysis and engage all ages in community sustainability goals. Local artists collaborate with students on SCP projects to translate their research into artwork. SCP partners share project artwork created through SCP Arts course project collaborations in their communities and beyond.
This public art installation is a collaboration between Metro Transit; SCP Arts; Leadership for Social Justice (JPST 365); the College of Arts and Sciences SOLV Initiative; and SCP Artist-in-Residence and local, St. Paul-based artist, Sarah Nelson. Illustrations by Sarah Nelson. Learn more about this collaborative project here and in Metro Transit's Rider's Almanac. Photo by Intersection.