The Hybrid Genres students partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s homebound community through a weekly phone call ritual resulting in the works published in this zine. Inspired by artist Anne Basting’s “Question of the Day,” the students came up with a list of questions to ask their homebound partners as a way of prompting conversation and getting to know each other. Each week, students wrote reflections on their experiences, including memorable moments from their conversations, surprising connections, and struggles to reach their partners, as well as the emotional experience of being able or unable to connect. Toward the end of the semester, students synthesized their written reflections into a creative piece.
Hybrid Genres Student Work: