We are happy to announce that Jorge Zavagno, technical director at Elastic Spaces and Concordia’s INDI graduate student, has been awarded the MITACS Research Training Award (RTA) to work with Leila Sujir and a team of researchers on a community engagement project: Elastic 3D Spaces: the old growth forest as ‘home’ space with an emphasis on land, healing, home, communities, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Pacheedaht First Nation, and funded by a SSHRC- Partnership Engage Grant. (2019-2021). Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 19 years. Working with 60 universities, 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, building partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We are happy to announce that Anastasia Ferguson, research assistant at the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded the MITACS Globalink Research Award for her research abroad in France in collaboration with Université Paris 8. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 19 years. Working with 60 universities, 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, building partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
From December 5 to 7, 2018, the Climate Clock was projected at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard and MacKay Street, thanks in part to Elastic Spaces member, Damon Matthews, professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability.
The Climate Clock is a visualization tool developed by Matthews and David Usher, founder of the Human Impact Lab. It harnesses data, art, technology and interactivity to add to the conversation about climate change. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, we will reach 1.5°C of global warming in less than 16 years. This is the direction we’re headed right now, but it’s important to stress that this is not the direction we need to take,” Matthews says. “There are actions all of us can take to reduce our carbon emissions and add time to the clock.” The projection of the clock coincided with COP 24, a United Nations climate change conference in Poland. The event also marked the release of new data about carbon emissions, to be published by the Global Carbon Project.
For more information, check out the link below!
Photo by: Neil Glen
Artist: David Stephenson and Martin Walch
Artwork: “Lake King William – Every Day of November 2014”
We are pleased to announce that our partners at Bath Spa University are now accepting submissions for their annual Award in Creative Media Research, an offline journal extension that provides researchers with an opportunity to produce, curate and disseminate creative media-based research for a unique platform and audience.
The MediaWall is an architectural scale portrait format gallery, consisting of ten 55″ panels and standing 4 meters wide and 7.5 meters tall. For more information and to make a submission, visit the link below!
We are happy to announce Professor Leila Sujir and graduate MA student Oslavi Linares will be participating in the upcoming IdeaLabs, February 8th from 7-9pm. This will take place at Concordia University (EV Building room 11.705).
Every IdeaLab is an experimental forum. Fine arts faculty, students and alumni experience flash insights, cultivate ideas and collaborate and co-create the future together. The first phase is an idea slam: faculty, students, and alumni micro-present illuminating projects, programs and potent ideas at play in our faculty. The second phase is unscripted. Presenters and participants discuss, connect and imagine. Our Urban Curator, Shauna Janssen moderates. IdeaLabs act out micro and macro explorations of what we do as a Faculty and seek out where art, design, performance, pre-professional and scholarly activity in the cultural sphere might go in the future. We host several IdeaLabs throughout the academic year.
IdeaLabs are open to the whole Concordia community and to all friends-of-Fine-Arts in the public realm. First come, first seated. IdeaLab is presented by the Office of the Dean of Fine Arts.