Carrie Gates | January 7, 2021
Neeta Verma’s teaching and research examines a range of social inequities facing the local community — including homelessness, poverty, and the digital divide.
But the issue she finds most pressing is youth violence — and she believes that art and design can play a key role in breaking its vicious cycle.
With a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, she is launching a two-year project that will use community-designed public art installations and youth programming to address this systemic problem.
“While I was writing this grant in September, the city of South Bend saw its 100th shooting this year, so this funding comes at a very critical moment for us,” said Verma, the Robert P. Sedlack Jr. Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Design.
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