360°: Mirroring the Self

A Bryn Mawr College 360° Course Cluster Project

May 4, 2017
by Abigail Lua

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!: A Spatial Self-Reflection

When we first began scrolling through all of the pictures we had posted to our #selfie360bmc hashtag, the first thing that struck me was how far-reaching our pictures were geographically. Surely, a majority of pictures were taken at Bryn Mawr either in the classroom or in the exhibition space, but each of us had also contributed pictures from our home and elsewhere. As a result, I found this photographic trend to be symbolic of two important aspects of our exhibition and ourselves as student-curators. Continue reading

An Exhibition of Mirrors, Masks and Me: Zixin’s Final Reflection

May 3, 2017 by Zixin Zeng | 0 comments

“Mirrors and Masks: Reflections and Constructions of the Self” Exhibition Opening. Outside View. Photo by Bryn Mawr College

An Exhibition of Mirrors, Masks and Me


This Bryn Mawr 360 course cluster lets me step into the world of self-exploration through the theme of mirrors and masks. I started from reflecting back on my identity as a Chinese international student in a women’s college and began to learn to work as a group to tuckle new problems. View the pictures →

This gallery contains 39 photos

May 3, 2017
by Alex Wilson

                                           The Selfie

“Self- portraiture can be a teasing masquerade, concealing more than revealing.”

– Wendy Wick Reaves

Portraiture, as we have learned in this 360 course, is not always about the face. In fact portraits often hold many layers within them. During this process, we learned that the self has many dimensions, so it is almost impossible to create a portrait (or a selfie for that matter) that does not reveal more than whats on the surface. Continue Reading →

May 2, 2017
by Maya Berrol-Young

It is time to explain myself — let us stand up.

What is known I strip away,
I launch all men and women forward with me into the Unknown.

Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” 


In my time at Bryn Mawr, I have preferred (and have

been able to practice) a style of exhibition that contains the following components:

-short wall text (not more than 100 words, favoring closer to 50 words)

-an academic, impersonal voice

-thematic groups and organization of objects

-favoring including more objects than less

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A Journey Through Selves

May 2, 2017 by Sarah O'Connell | 0 comments


Throughout this past year, our class has spent nearly every week discussing “the self.” What is selfhood? What does a journey through selfhood look like? How do we define ourselves in relation to others? As with many things in life, there is no one set or definitive answer. Thus our thoughts and responses, much like our initial plans for the exhibition, were constantly changing. View the pictures →

This gallery contains 53 photos

March 27, 2017
by Lizhu Duanmu


Self-reflection: Mirroring/Exhibiting the Self By the end to April 2017, our 360° Mirroring/Exhibiting the Self has come to an end. Having seen our on-campus exhibition A century of Self-expression three years ago, I wanted to take an exhibition seminar and curate my own exhibition … Continue reading