Faculty of Culture + Community
The Faculty of Culture + Community
The Faculty of Culture + Community forges meaningful and engaged partnerships with the larger community, industry and other institutions and universities.
The mandate of the Faculty of Culture + Community includes sustainability, both environmental and social, effective communication strategies and adaptive, innovative curriculum able to respond to changing social conditions.
The Faculty of Culture + Community is comprised of diverse curriculum areas of the University, and facilitates internal and external collaborations. Included in this faculty are the Foundation program, Visual Culture and English, Community Projects, and our new interdisciplinary SPACE Minor.
The Faculty of Culture + Community is a site for innovative curriculum development and research projects that offer students a context and ethical framework for ongoing community engagement.
This term, Natalie Doonan is teaching Food Not Bombs
In this course, students will collaborate with Food Not Bombs toward the end of war, poverty and environmental destruction. Students will learn how to apply their unique skills as practicing artists, in working with issues of social, and especially food justice.
Holly Schmidt is teaching Communities of Practice: Art + Pedagogy
where students will gain a theoretical understanding of the critical role art plays in the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children and youth. Students will be introduced to pedagogy and methods that inform the design, delivery, and evaluation of community-based arts programming.
Sarah Van Borek is teaching Natural Capital
In collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF), through a dynamic and collaborative approach to documentary practices, students will build meaningful community connections and create digital narratives featuring diverse community perspectives on nature's benefits in Vancouver.
Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed are teaching What's intangible, transitory, mediating, participatory and rendereed in the public sphere?
This course will look at current trends in social practices while excavating art-historical precedents and cultural contexts for these practices.
Through group-generated social experiments, embodied forms of research, readings, discussions, presentations and writing, we’ll begin to answer: How have artists worked to democratize and disseminate their work beyond the gallery? What are the issues and responsibilities that arise when creating collaborative artworks within specific communities? How have artists and theorists articulated a turn towards ‘the social’ in contemporary art-making? What are some ways to conceive of audience and participation in the planning and production of projects?
This course will offer concrete skills for idea development, community cooperation, collaboration and short/long-term project planning.
|September 25, 2013||Cultivate: A Partnership with Culture and Community|
|June 14, 2013||Henry Tsang | Spur Vancouver|
|May 21, 2013||Alumni Featured in 4 Corners: A Painting Show|
|March 4, 2013||The Faculty of Culture + Community|
|December 4, 2012||Natural Capital | A Community Projects Course With The David Suzuki Foundation|
|February 15, 2012||Emily Carr Students 'Animate' Canada Line|
|April 8, 2011||PNE Container Art 2011 | Call For Submissions|
|March 31, 2011||Navigating the Ethics of Representation: Straight Choice|
|March 8, 2011||Navigating Ethical Representation | Interurban Gallery|
|March 7, 2011||TransLink and Emily Carr Present Art on Transit | A Collaborative Public Art Project|