Title

Trees Need Hugs Too

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Duration

8:30

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

Spring 4-1-2014

Class

Rhetoric 0115

Instructor

Gavin Feller

Abstract

In our podcast we shared information about the Tree Huggers Project and its importance to the Iowa City community. In 2012, the Tree Huggers Project was started by several local business owners through the Iowa City Downtown District. It was began to be a public art project where people could showcase their knitting skills by making sweaters for the trees in downtown Iowa City to wear during the winter. The sweaters are put up in November and taken down in March in a special Unhugging Event. The artwork also has a second life and is donated to charity after being taken down. This public art program is important because it is designed to bring families and friends together and adds to the quirky style of Iowa City. We chose to explore this story because we have all seen the tree sweaters, but never knew what their purpose was, and we wanted everyone else to learn too.

Location

14 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Copyright © 2014 Xinrui Deng, Anna Gaertig and Ryan Knoff

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