Foundation Forums: Fall 2015

Information on the forms and requirements for Forum attendance: ‎

All Forums are held in the lecture hall, room 301SB: Mondays 11:45-12:45

September 14th
Foundation Forums? Goals? Speakers? Expectations? How to get the most out of Forums?
Assistant Deans Diyan Achjadi and Glen Lowry will discuss Forum goals and expectations. They will also provide an introduction and overview to the invited speakers and sessions scheduled for the Fall semester. Because an effective series of Fora depends on student engagement and involvement, they will solicit suggestions from students about what topics, speakers approaches you’d like to see in future Forums.

September 21st
Surviving Crits and Thriving—A Live Demo
Focusing on an actual (in process) project, Emily Carr faculty members Lucie Chan and Henry Tsang walk us through a critique session, discussing their goals and expectations. This interactive forum is designed to introduce students to “the crit”—a dominant method of evaluation at the art & design university. Students will be invited to ask questions about how to prepare for and respond to crits.

Some links on critiques

September 28th
Marc Baumgartner
Founder, Design Director at Codename Design

Over the past 20 years Marc has been involved as a designer and project manager on projects ranging from the planning and design of Olympic games facilities and large architectural projects to custom interiors, branding, user experience, product development, mobile and web design.  From 2007 – 2010 was Design Director and Vice President of Product Development at, a participatory news network that grew to be one of the largest news organizations of its kind before its successful exit in 2009.  NowPublic was named a Time Magazine top 5 Website of the Year and received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Interactive Design. In 2010 Marc co-founded Codename Design a Vancouver-based studio specializing in strategic design, product development, UX, UI and front end design for lean start-ups and complex informational projects. Marc holds a Bachelor of Architecture (with distinction) from Carleton University in Ottawa (1994) and an Masters Degree in Design (with distinction) from Central St Martins College in London, England. (2002).


October 5th
Mark Igloliorte

Mark Igloliorte is an Inuk artist from Newfoundland and Labrador based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
His works have been presented in solo shows at Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal, The Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto and at Grunt, Vancouver. From 2012 to 2014, his work toured across Canada in the Beat Nation exhibition. His work was included in  Northern Exposure curated by Dianne O’Neill at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, in 2014, Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art, Curator: Amelia Jones, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, QC in 2013 and ‘À ciel ouvert. Le nouveau pleinairisme’ co-curated by Kitty Scott, Joanne Sloan and Pierre Dorion, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Igloliorte has completed a Masters in Fine Art in Studio Arts – Painting and Drawing from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
He has taught studio art part time at Concordia University, Mount Allison University and Emily Carr Universtiy of Art and Design. Mark is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Visual Arts and Material Practice at ECUAD.

October 12th
Thanksgiving holiday / School is closed today

October 19th
Midterms week / NO FORUMS

October 26th
Ann Marie Fleming
Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer and artist, born in Okinawa, of Chinese and Australian parentage. Her film work incorporates various techniques: animation, documentary, experimental, dramatic, and primarily deals with themes of family, history and memory, in a continuing media critique.. Her films have been shown in film festivals around the world. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, she has been making films since 1987.

November 2nd
Land Art Generator Initiative (Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry)
The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others in a first of its kind collaboration. The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to see to the design and construction of public art installations that uniquely combine aesthetics with utility-scale clean energy generation. The works will serve to inspire and educate while they provide renewable power to thousands of homes around the world.

November 9th
Mandatory Forum / Spring Semester Registration Information

November 16th
Raymond Boisjoly
Raymond Boisjoly is an artist of Haida and Québécois descent, living and working in Vancouver. Boisjoly’s practice operates as active speculation; engaging issues of aboriginality, language as cultural practice, and the experiential aspects of materiality.  His process is situated in proximity to photography, and concerns the nature of technology and its transmission as a means to index and understand cultural transformation.  Boisjoly has presented work in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including the Senter for Nordlige Folk, Manndalen (2013); Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2013); Esker Foundation, Calgary (2013); Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver (2013); The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013); The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2012); and Western Bridge, Seattle (2012).
Raymond is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Visual Arts and Material Practice.

November 23rd
Olivia Whetung
Olivia Whetung is a Mississauga-Anishinaabe artist, who was born in Peterborough, ON. Raised with strong ties to her family in Curve Lake First Nation, but with limited access to the Anishinaabe language, Whetung is engaged in the process of reclaiming the language in her own life. She completed her BFA at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, ON with a minor in Anishinaabemowin, and is currently enrolled in the MFA in Visual Art at UBC Vancouver. Whetung works primarily in printmaking, digital media, and beadwork, and her work explores issues of loss, entropy, translation, and access—particularly the limited access Indigenous people in Canada often have to their own languages. Her current projects consider the performative nature of language and its connectedness to life practices in Anishinaabe ways of being.

November 30th

December 1
No Forum