Multimedia and alternative texts from the CHE community.

Josie Sajbel, Sun and Sets

Learning Cartography; or, a Gallery of Awesome Maps

Exploring family farms, racial inequality, sea monsters, and much more, student mapmakers gain new understandings of place.


The Missile

A sonnet about an unexpected winter visitor.

Champion the turkey

Stories of Champions

A poem for Champion the turkey, who escaped the Thanksgiving table.


Stopping by Working Woods on a Snowy Evening

A take on Robert Frost’s famous poem, adapted to reflect changes in Wisconsin forest ownership and conservation.


One-Thirty to Three AM on a Train Through Eastern Ohio

A poem authored after many hours, spent alone, on a train.


Everyday Paths of Water in the City

How do people encounter water every day in São Paulo, and how can those encounters suggest opportunities for dealing with water’s scarcity?


The Faces of Itaipu: Community, Memory, and Struggle in Rural Brazil

A photo essay explores the realities of life and struggle in rural Brazil.


The Arboretum Edge

A gallery of photographs that meditate on the lesser-known corners of the UW-Madison Arboretum.


Exquisite Gestures: Meditation / Labor

A three-channel video art installation meditates on how everyday gestures, and the labor they perform, become exquisite.


Borderlands: Between Places and Landscapes

A poetic reflection on place, landscape, and our physical and mental journeys through them.