A screenshot from a video on the commons that shows four girls at a table

Dance student wins IASC video contest

By

Sarah A. McCarty

Nicole Curry, a graduate dance student in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, recently won a video contest for the International Association for the Study of the Commons.

As part of its virtual conference held in November, the IASC launched a video contest that explores "the commons,” or a broad set of resources, natural and cultural, that are shared by many people. The call for entries asked anyone to submit a video that would communicate commons research to the general public.

Curry submitted a video that uses dance and movement to help communicate the commons, and a panel of judges selected her submission as the winning video. The judges included researchers from Arizona State University, Syracuse University in New York, University of Osnabruck in Germany, Tsinghua University in China and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina.

The prize for the winning entry is $3,000.

Watch the video below or on the IASC website.