Amber Marsh MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

An Outdoor Introspective

An Outdoor Introspective is an attempt to untangle the complex problem of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoor recreation industry specifically within snowsports. Taking a critical look at existing structures and norms that surround the culture and infiltrate these small mountain towns. How might we support a variety of identities in these rural places, that since colonization have remained fairly insular and homogenous? It goes into discussing the positive attributes of nature and how it contributes to our human health. Conveying the importance of our human need for connection with nature, and why nature and access to outdoor recreation should be an integral part of all of our lives. The factors that contribute to the problem and then a review of the process, through insights from research, critical theory and lived experience. These things come together to generate key insights and reflections that have guided me through this process and led me to where I am now. It includes an explanation of what this project physically manifested into and discusses the aesthetic choices that were made in creating a possible design solution that incites outdoor recreationalists and industry people to reflect and think about the structures and barriers in place. Leaving them with a call to action to express their concern at their local mountain to advocate for change.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Amelia Bauerly MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

Andrew Mears MA Design Systems Thesis 2019

Ophir El-Boher MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019

Amber Marsh MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019