Developed through dialogue and collaboration between the curatorial team and the teaching faculty from 16 participating universities and colleges across Canada, the LandMarks national curriculum promises to deliver an unparalleled educational experience and a lasting cultural legacy.
By bringing the curators and artists into conversation with undergraduate and graduate students, the LandMarks courses aim to generate new forms of representation and experiential learning, as well as multidisciplinary works of art that will showcase the diverse talent of Canada’s emerging artists. Drawing on Indigenous epistemologies and readings that acknowledge and illuminate the ideas of land, identity, nationhood, and concepts of nature, LandMarks curriculum will reimagine the site-specific and transformative role of art seen as a catalyst for cross-cultural dialogue and inclusive citizenship in the context of 150 years of confederation.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design (BC)
Social Practice and Community Engagement: Landmarks
Faculty: Justin Langlois
Simon Fraser University (BC)
Methods and Concepts: Selected Topics: Laboratory Landscape I and Laboratory Landscape II
Faculty: Sabine Bitter
University of Regina (SK)
Marking the Land: Nature + Site + Histories and Global Explorations: A Wild Studio: Excursions in Art, Sound + Performance
Faculty: Megan Smith
University of Manitoba (MB)
Place and Placelessness: Site-Specific Art in a Land Much Older Than 150 Years
Faculty: Sara Ciurysek
Lead Advisor, Curriculum, and Curatorial Engagement
Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic is an artist-educator and Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCAD University.
Spicanovic has extensive experience in studio teaching and the education of artists and he has been instrumental in initiating the conversation about LandMarks2017/Repères2017 national curriculum and the ongoing collaboration among participating educational institutions. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Association of Fine Art Deans (CAFAD).