Quilt/cARTography: Using Craftivism to Explore Food Insecurity on a College Campus

Allison Ray Reagan


Quilt/cARTography emerged from an arts-based inquiry method for research dissemination. I used quilt-making as an embodied craft and metaphor to illustrate how crafting research is similar to piecing together neighborhood food environment data in an undergraduate social statistics course. As an innovative pedagogical tool, cARTographical quilts transform data into accessible tactile mediums that cross disciplinary boundaries and educational levels to explore hunger on a college campus.


arts-based pedagogy; embodied craft; quilting as a research metaphor; undergraduate social statistics education

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