The Carleton Humanities and Arts Trailer (CHAT) is now available

17 October 2022

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) is excited to introduce the new Carleton Humanities and Arts Trailer (CHAT)! The CHAT is a mobile multi-purpose space available for use by academic civic engagement (ACE) courses and Carleton faculty public scholarship. It can be used as a mobile gallery/exhibit space; as a mobile recording studio for “StoryCorps” type interviews, podcasts, or community conversations; as a site for community outreach or pop up events; or as a workspace for collaborative work with off-campus partners.  

The CHAT was purchased through Carleton’s Mellon-funded Initiative, Public Works: Arts and Humanities Connecting Communities (PWI). It is run in partnership by the Carleton Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and the Rice County Historical Society (RCHS). 

The CHAT will be on campus as part of 2 ACE courses this fall. Politics of Reproductive Justice (GWSS250) is using the CHAT for a student-led oral history project focusing on students’ personal experiences with reproductive justice from October 22-29, and Archaeological Methods and Lab (ARCN 246) will use the CHAT at Community Archaeology Day on November 15. 

If you’re interested in using the CHAT for a class or public scholarship work, contact Kelsey at More information and a reservation form are available online.