Big Challenge

Each academic year the DCII selects an annual theme connected to a major challenge facing humanity, and organizes events and other programming throughout the year that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of potential solutions to this challenge. 

The Big Challenge theme for 2023-2024 is Climate Resilience.

The DCII and SMU Dance are excited to bring Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance to SMU for a weeklong residency focusing on climate change engagement through dance, including a panel with SMU faculty, accessible Communi-tree dance workshop, a performance and artist talkback, and more.