Honor the Precariat is an art installation conceived and executed to acknowledge and honor the significant contributions of non-tenure track faculty, particularly those colleagues teaching at Colorado State University. The exhibition and accompanying article recognize faculty who work in anonymity and often without security, teaching, advising, and mentoring hundreds of students and representing millions of dollars in tuition revenue.
The essence of the artwork captures the 20+ year struggle of the artist to come to terms with the value of a career in which she has been viewed as a second-class faculty member – and this dichotomy facing all members of what has become new faculty majority. This artwork intends to recognize the value of the artist’s own work and that of other highly treasured colleagues.
Elements of the installation were constructed from published employment and anecdotal data envisioned in a graphic, visual format.
"Honor the Precariat,"
Academic Labor: Research and Artistry: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/alra/vol3/iss1/3