Current Projects at the Center for Regional Studies
November 2018 Scientia
The acequia communities of the southwestern United States build on traditional practices and knowledge to sustain community managed irrigation systems. Interdisciplinary researchers from New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology worked closely with these communities to understand their resilience and adaptive capacity and to promote wellbeing in the face of emerging threats.
66 MILE RADIUS: Three New Mexico Artists at Tamarind Institute
The Tamarind Institute, a division of the UNM College of Fine Arts is proud to present the trailer to their new film titled, 66 Mile Radius. The documentary highlights a series of collaborations with three New Mexico Artists who all live and work within a 66-mile radius of the Tamarind workshop. This documentary provides a unique glimpse into the stories and practice of New Mexico artists Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Nina Elder, and Tom Miller. Each segment explores a range of political and cultural themes, with footage of their collaborations with Tamarind printers in the workshop. The three artists are relatively new to collaborative printmaking and each represent a unique response to New Mexico history, landscape and culture. The film, supported by the UNM Center for Regional Studies, will have another public screening on Saturday, October 21, 2pm at Harwood Museum of Art, in Taos. Details in link below:
IBSG and the World Folk Art Movement
Manuel Montoya, Associate Professor of International Management and Global Structures, and International Business Students Global are pleased to announce a benchmark development in their ongoing efforts to extend their study of folk art and creative economy to the Olympic games. As many of you know, University of New Mexico's IBSG students spent the summer last year in Seoul, Korea, building relationships that would allow them the opportunity to recreate the magic of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, the world’s largest folk art market, and the Olympic Games. They have just completed editing a mini-documentary that explores that journey and promotes their upcoming World Folk Art Market pop-up installation on Friday, April 28th at UNM Cornell Mall.
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Website
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood provides access to materials about New Mexico's history and culture. Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico's past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. Managed by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries and funded by UNM's Center for Regional Studies, this project is intended to help all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate our past.
Ongoing Project: Annual Book Donations
CRS sponsors and supports educational and outreach activities including the distribution of 55 books published by UNM Press to 64 underfunded public and tribal libraries. This project promotes the interests of both the CRS and UNM Press in improving literacy across the state and providing learning opportunities for all New Mexicans.