95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
OSU, The Builders Association create HOUSE/DIVIDED
The Builders Association, a nonprofit theatre company, partnered Ohio State University students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on a show commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
The resulting multi-media theatre production HOUSE/DIVIDED takes a look at the housing foreclosure crisis through the lens of John Steinbeckâ€™s novel The Grapes of Wrath.
The New York-based Builders Association’s unique process of script writing and set design gave students and faculty across different academic disciplines to change to collaborate on the show’s creation. They meet with departments and classes across a variety of areas including sociology, architecture, and finance.