#land_art_nation: Special Topics in Sculpture: Experiential Learning

University of Guelph
Faculty: FASTWÜRMS (Kim Kozzi & Dai Skuse)
Course: #Land_Art_Nation

#Land_Art_Nation was a studio and seminar course created as a forum for collaboration, knowledge sharing, poly-disciplinary research, and the creation of public art proposals, including Beausoleil Island site interventions and performance projects. Fundamental to the #Land_Art_Nation curriculum were the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the calls to action articulated in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, with the goal of building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect. The Anishnaabeg epistemology of Beausoleil Island and the Anishnaabemowin language as “landmarks” were important critical issues to the “negotiating of differing perspectives” in the #Land_Art_Nation experiential curriculum and pedagogy, serving as a catalyst for discourse and social change.

Student Artists: Andrea Compton, Melissa Edwards, Cherie Englehart, Hilary Hung, Sam Johns, Samantha Jones, Emily Lalonde, Kelsea Martin, Katherine McGregor, Theodora Smit, Samantha Ryu, Shelby Stewart, and Sondoce Wasfy

Artist Projects