Teaching

At Emily Carr University of Art and Design, I teach across a number of faculties and focus areas. My appointment as regular faculty in the Social Practice and Community Engagement Minor was the first of its kind in Canada. In this area, I teach senior-level critical studies courses that help support students’ efforts in developing socially engaged art and design projects. These courses include Social Practice Seminar and The Ethics of Representation. I also teach studio-focused courses in Social Practice, often linking with external partners and/or thematic focuses. Outside of Social Practice, I teach the Graduate Studio course for the MF program at Emily Carr, special topics courses, interdisciplinary visual arts studios, and foundation courses in creative process and media. I regularly supervise graduate students in the MFA, MDes and Low-Res MFA programs, and lead undergraduate students in directed studies courses. I co-teach whenever I can.

Outside of Emily Carr, I lead the occasional and itinerant School for Eventual Vacancy, which models itself on structures found in art and design schools, but has no interest in art and design education. It aims to make itself unnecessary and vacant. The structure of the School provides opportunities for experimentation in ‘course’ delivery and encourages all attendees to cycle into teaching roles over time. I also give workshops, consultations, public lectures, and short-term courses on socially engaged art, participatory public art, artist residencies, and civic engagement through the arts. I have also taught at the University of Windsor, where I was Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Civic Engagement Coordinator.