For a few semesters now, I have done the following routine. Wake Up. Drive to campus from Greece. Walk into the campus center. Sit down at the closest table. I do this every morning I come to campus. It is a nice, quiet area where I can do my homework or watch some Netflix. When tasked with this assignment, I figured I’d just sit where I normally do and see if there is anything interesting that could be photographed.
I look to my right and I notice this quilt hanging above the staircase. I’ve always noticed this quilt, but never really took the time to actually “look” at it. As I did, I read the plaque below the quilt and it talks about how it is a T-shirt quilt from different shirts in celebration of the opening of the campus center. From your classic RIT t-shirts to event shirts like Freezefest and ImagineRIT, this shirt is a commemorative way to not only celebrate the opening of the campus center, but to also celebrate the history and legacy that RIT leaves each year.
I can better understand now why this quilt was hung over a wall and can now see how special it is. I think it’d be cool to see more pieces like this around campus, mainly in each different college, like GCCIS or CIAS. To see the unique ways each college is represented would be a site to see.