LACIS brings Cartoneras to Lincoln Elementary School
Graduate student Djurdja Trajkovic used her ‘Humanities Exposed’ (HEX) grant awarded by the Center for Humanities, and her research of cartoneras to help educate students at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary School on how to create their own cartonera books. Cartonera, books made out of recycled cardboard, are the result of a new movement spearheaded by writers and artists who were interested in reconfiguring the conditions in which literary art is produced and consumed. These publishers are democratizing literature, making it available to those who would not otherwise be able to afford books.
Now, with Trajkovic’s help, Lincoln Elementary’s bilingual students from kindergarten to second grade are creating their own cartoneras in Spanish and English. Teachers have become empowered to include the cartoneras as part of their curriculum and are sustainably continuing the project. The hope for the future is to extend the cartonera workshops to teachers throughout the entire Madison School District.
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Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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College of Letters & Science
Project last updated on 7/06/2012