Unity at Randolph

This fall, Randolph students, faculty, and staff used around 100 skeins (approximately 20 miles) of yarn to create UNITY, an interactive art project that has been used across the United States and in 20 countries to promote and raise awareness about diversity. Randolph’s structure was built on the Bell Quad with a base of 32 poles, each marked with identifiers like “I am a spiritual person” or “I speak English as a second language.”

Participants tied colorful yarn to posts that reflected their identities, and those individual strands of yarn intertwined with the yarn of others, creating a web of connectedness. The UNITY project was co-sponsored by Student Government, multicultural affairs, the dean of students, and the dean of the College.

Unity project

 

Unity project

 

Unity project