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The Physical Exhibit

“Tell Us How UC It” debuted with a temporary physical exhibit in the UC San Diego Library that included an extensive timeline of events and incidents from UC San Diego’s history (and in some cases, history in general) that affected the campus climate for students in such a way that they were compelled to act or react. This compiled history established a narrative of UCSD’s student activism.


To add present sentiment to the narrative, current UC San Diego students submitted a variety of creative work expressing their experience of the campus climate. Their submissions were solicited through campus flyers, direct communication with student community centers and the residential life coordinators of each of UC San Diego’s colleges, as well as through collaborations with faculty who introduced the project in their classrooms.  A selection of the student reflections were featured in the physical exhibit.  


Finally, an area for visitor feedback provided another unfiltered narrative that became part of the archive itself.