College Campus Disorientation Guide

Answer these questions to get started producing your own "Disorientation Guide" for your College or University. Afterwards, compile your findings and add some visuals to make a hand-out to distribute around your college or university. You may want to mimic the size and style of the existing "orientation guide" and distribute them in the same locations at your University. -------- [Image from: Counter-Cartographies Collective's “Disorientation Guide” from 2006 from “Experimental Geography” a project by Daniel Tucker.]
You will need ( tools or supplies ): 
A computer and a page layout program.
a printer or some cash to pay for output at a copy store.
a little time to do some basic research.
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What are the most dangerous areas, intersections, parks, of the city/town of the college or university? What areas are dangerous for pedestrians? What areas are dangerous at night? Where are the toxic areas or superfund sites?

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What are the statistics of housing? Faculty vs. Students? Faculty vs. Staff? Rich vs. Poor? What are the economic dividing lines of city/town?

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What are the suppressed histories of the city/town? Who employs most of the people of the town? How are they treated? What's the minimum wage?

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What are the politics of food at the university? Is it mostly chain restaurants? Do they care for the health of the students? Do they provide options for recycling? For composting?

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Who is funding the college? What (if any) corporations should be allowed to advertise to students? Who are the people whose names appear as donors around the college? How did they make their money? Is the military or other dangerous weapons involved at the school?

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