All Forums are held in the lecture hall, room 301SB: Mondays 11:45-12:45
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.
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.
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 NowPublic.com, 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).
Thanksgiving holiday / School is closed today
Midterms week / NO FORUMS
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.
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.
Mandatory Forum / Spring Semester Registration Information
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.
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.