Rory Wallace is a professor emeritus at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He has taught both art history and design for 30 years. His special interest is the history of public issues, especially the paradox of human and animal life.
His earlier work focused on the social impact of landscape in literature, art and life. Later, he regarded design as a constructed ‘landscape’, one we more obviously make. The interaction of humans and animals is shaped by both. The issue is global. Animals, most animals on Earth, live in this human-designed landscape. Zoos are particularly clear renderings of complex social issues.
Rory has a BA from SFU, MLitt from the University of Edinburgh, MAs from UBC and New York University, and a PhD from SFU.