Public Art as Social Intervention

Affirming Collaboration

Devora Neumark, PhD is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator, community-engaged practitioner and frequent lecturer. Neumark has been teaching in the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program since July 2003 and is currently the Lead Faculty for the new Indigenous and Decolonial Art Concentration. She also serves as the Development and Funding Adviser to the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec. Her SSHRC-funded research-creation PhD titled Radical Beauty for Troubled Times: Involuntary Displacement and the (Un)Making of Home (Concordia University, 2013) was an inquiry into the relationship between the traumas associated with forced dislocation and the deliberate beautification of home. More recently, Neumark has been putting her attention to developing a body of work focused on wellness and the cultivation of joy as radical practice.