Land Grab Connecticut
The Land Grab CT project was inspired by the Land Grad U project, which extensively collected and mapped land data tied to land-grant universities and the 1862 Morrill Act. Our website is a localization of the data from the Land Grab U project and an expansion of their work in a larger colonial context. Land Grab CT specifically focuses on UConn’s status as a land-grant university and details UConn’s acquisition and control of the land it currently resides on as well as the parcels of land from which it benefits. This project aims to inform viewers about UConn’s participation in the construction of colonial systems of higher education. It invites them to interrogate their assumptions about these systems and their impact on Native communities.