My name is Laney. Grids can be found
everywhere you look, from tiled floors to windows on buildings, to the patterns on
your clothes. Through the Royce Fellowship, I plan on going to
Minneapolis, Minnesota to study how grids are used as a tool of settler
colonialism through modern art, urban planning, and systems of blood-quantum. I’m Victoria Lansing, and this summer, I will be building an ancient Roman lyer.
Ancient instruments hardly ever survived to the present day, so by building one of
my own, I will get as close as possible to recreating the lost music of Ancient
Rome. Through this hands-on approach, I hope to make the field of classics more
accessible and engaging.