"Public Art Pollinator Project"

Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

March 30, 2016, 12:30 - 14:20, SFU Surrey Room 5380

About the talk:

[Link to video Note: start at 13 min]

Public Art Pollinator Project 
Dr. Cameron Cartiere will be discussing her latest research project involving wild pollinators, technology, design and public art. The Public Art Pollinator Project is a collaborative revitalization initiative to raise awareness of the plight of wild pollinators, empower communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss, and transform under-utilized urban sites into aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable spaces that serve as pollinator pastures as well as public spaces. The project is sited in the cities of Richmond and Kelowna and managed through Emily Carr University and the City of Richmond; and UBC Okanagan and the City of Kelowna.

Note: Please review Pollinator Posture Brochure and Pollinators Fact Sheet before the presentation

About Speaker:

Dr. Cameron Cartiere is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. She is a practitioner, writer and researcher specializing in public art, curatorial practice, urban renewal, sculpture and sculpture parks. She is the author of RE/Placing Public Art, co-editor of The Practice of Public Art, and co-author of the Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment. Her current book (with Martin Zebracki, University of Leeds, UK) is The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion. She is also the founder of chART Projects (including chART Public Art Marpole and chART Collective).