Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) activates creative research and practice across disciplines to advance the cultural landscape of our time.
We initiate and support work that adopts and investigates approaches from the arts, architecture, engineering, the sciences, and more.
We regularly present our discoveries to the public in dialogue and partnership with the university, New Haven, and the world.
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The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) acknowledges that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut.
June 18, 2020
Dear CCAM Community,
The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As an artist-run center within academia, we have the agency to take action to address inequalities across arts and technology fields–an area that is historically both privileged and white. From electronic music to immersive media production, the resources, networks, and training needed to succeed in these fields have not been inclusive. CCAM is committed to leveraging our resources, access, and collaborative power to lift up the BIPOC communities, to support our students, faculty, and staff in efforts to combat systemic racism, and to commit to being thoughtful listeners to those whose voices have been silenced.
Our work to support racial equity and social justice starts with our programming. In the summer of 2020 the CCAM Design Brigade program was launched to solve spatial problems in the era of COVID 19. One student team worked with the City of New Haven to design a COVID 19 memorial, addressing the disproportionate impact of the virus on black and brown communities in New Haven. An outcome of the project, Diary Disks, can be viewed here.
The summer 2021 Design Brigade program partnered with CitySeed to find solutions for making New Haven farmers markets more equitable. The summer 2022 program is working with the New Haven Dance History Project to create a public installation about the history of New Haven Dance.
At CCAM, we recognize that racism is present on campus, in the arts, in tech, and in society, and we are committed to immediate and sustained anti-racist work.