Dear President Blank
“Dear President Blank,” is a mail art exhibition and project for every student at Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Here’s how it worked: 1. Each participating student created a message for the next U.S. president. 2. “Dear President Blank” collected and exhibited those messages in every hallway in the school. 3. Each message was then taken down and mailed to the next president. TALK ABOUT YOUR WORK/MESSAGE. MCAD faculty initiated discussion during the first week of class and then students picked up the conversation later, after the project had begun. The point was this. We wanted everyone to see what everyone else has in mind for the next president. We wanted to engage the political moment. We wanted to experiment with the nature of discussion in an academic setting.