Artist name: Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Project name: Course & Projects
Social Practice and Community Engagement: Landmarks
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Faculty: Justin Langlois Course:LandMarks: Art, Places, Perspectives
LandMarks: Art, Places, Perspectives, led by associate professor Justin Langlois, was a network of collaborative, contemporary art projects in and around Parks Canada sites during the 150th year of Canadian Confederation that introduced students to a wide range of contemporary practitioners and critical perspectives. Students had unprecedented access to curators, professional artists, resources, and opportunities for creating new artwork in public spaces. The course ran as an innovative partnership, linking students to a nationally synchronized set of courses and exhibitions exploring themes related to present-day environmental and climatic crises, the legacies of colonialism, and the complex relationship between nationhood and cultural identity. Using art as a catalyst for discourse and social change, LandMarks provided an opportunity to imagine, to speculate, and to invent our futures through the eyes of artists, art students, communities, and through the spirit of the land.
Student Artists: Michael Fowler, Kayla Heald, June Lu, Madison Mayhew, Lemon Reimer, Mary Rusak, Qianghan Xu, Kenn Ali, Chelsea Bell Eady, Serisa Fitz-James, Alcee Li, India Oates, Jiemei Wu, Willy Zhuang