Anyone who has been in University School of Milwaukee’s front circle recently may have noticed a new sculpture involving colorful yarn connecting poles. It is the UNITY project, an interactive art installation designed to facilitate meaningful interactions, bridge divides, and cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.
Upper School students were invited tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect different parts of their identities. Their yarn intertwines with that of others to create a web of interconnectedness, which illustrates that we are all connected by something, and it’s our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community. It will remain in the front circle for the next several weeks.
The project represents the school's commitment to fostering a culture of unity and understanding among students, faculty, and staff. It was brought to USM's Upper School by Joshua Miller, USM’s theatre technical director and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) Upper School representative.