I’m Marcus Fields. Following my passions of theater and writing, I study liberal arts and humanities at Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. In RCAH, we explore social justice and civic engagement while learning about art, culture, world history, and ethics. It’s an experience-focused learning program that’s preparing me to think critically, problem solve, and work collaboratively to tackle the world’s injustice.
In addition, I study arts and cultural management at MSU, giving me experience in multimodal writing and design, marketing and communications, arts and cultural administration, and event design and production. To see some of the work that I’ve done, view my projects page or resume.
I also spend time producing theatrical performances with the Roial Players, a student-run theater group at MSU. I’ve had the privilege to act and direct in a number of shows as well as serve as treasurer on the group’s governing board. To see my recent work, visit my theater page.
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Last week, I got inspiration for another new card for the Idea Passport Project. This time, it’s a more practical card for helping people with document sizing and formatting. Check out my post on my makers project page titled ‘Fractions & Decimals Card for the Idea Passport.’
In an effort to get more involvement from first-year students and to encourage a “gift economy” among RCAH students, I pitched my idea for an LMC Idea Passport to the director of the LMC, and we moved forward with it! I wrote a post entitled ‘LMC Idea Passport‘ for my maker projects page that outlines the entire process from idea to implementation.
A student run publication here at MSU called The Big Green just published an article about the Roial Players featuring some stuff that I said. There’s also a photo of the wonderful cast and crew from the most recent show I directed, the Lives of the Saints. Check out the article about the Roial Players’ Spring Season to learn what makes Roial awesome.
Now that I’m finishing up my last couple of classes for my Arts and Humanities major, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on what I’ve gotten out of the experience. An opportunity to do some public reflection came along when I was asked to answer some questions about my experience for a student profile on RCAH’s website. I talk about what drew me to RCAH in the first place, which classes I’ve taken, what I do outside of class, and my study away experiences. Check out my student profile to learn why I value my RCAH education.
A couple weeks ago, I was interviewed about my involvement with Project Re-stART, the community art installation that I helped design and plan a year and a half ago. The article was posted today on RCAH’s website. Read up on Project Re-stART’s three year journey by reading the article.
Tonight was the unveiling of Project Re-stART, a public art installation at the post-industrial site of the former GM Lansing Metal Center on the north side of Saginaw Highway. This project has been in development for three years, and I spent a year on the design team of the project. Even though the weather was awful, the reception was a lot of fun (there were donuts from Uncle John’s Cider Mill). If you want to learn more about my involvement with the project, visit my newly updated Project Re-stART portfolio page.
Liz, Marcus, and Sam pose with the MSU barrier after the unveiling.
Today, I assisted with the final steps of installing Project Re-stART, a public art installation at the post-industrial site of the former GM Lansing Metal Center on the north side of Saginaw Highway. I went with Liz and Alysha, two of the other interns who helped design the project. Though we haven’t worked on the project since last October, it was exciting to see the progress that the rest of the team has been making. This project has been developing for the last three years, so it’s almost unbelievable that the unveiling is set for next Wednesday, October 28. Below is a sneak peak of the site, taken when we arrived on site for the first time.
Our first time seeing the barricades on-site in preparation for the unveiling next week.