SAIC's Toys for Elephants Course Featured on NBC News
SAIC's Design for Nonhuman Kinds: Toys for Elephants course taught by Assistant Professor Sara Black (Sculpture) and Adjunct Assistant Professor Pete Zerillo (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects), was featured on an NBC 5 Chicago news segment. Students in the course are designing and building toys for rescued elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. After observing the elephants at the sanctuary, students worked with elephant specialists to come up with four different toy designs, which encourage physical activity and natural behaviors like foraging and scavenging. Once the toys are completed, the students will travel to Tennessee and install their creations.