In the Faculty of Fine Arts it is critical, for rounded education, to continue to break through the tradition of individualism, isolationism and the hierarchy of power. Through activist and feminist approaches to research, teaching and practice, crossing borders and diminishing disciplinary boundaries is made possible.


This [re]constructive process progressively embraces and engages the immensely rich and diverse internal resources within the university, and then extends outward in collaboration with vibrant publics that ebb and flow just beyond the walls of the institution. Students and educators travel the paths together, thus bringing the sense of, and the realized, communities back in to the classroom.

web site as teaching tool

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the web site as teaching tool; the web site as a model for content and cross referencing of public art practices that are community based, sites of engagement, activist and collaborative in nature; also those looking into art practice as a viable and important link to healing after trauma.


the web site as a structure; the technical aspects of setting up a web site for teaching and learning, through multi leveled referencing possibilities to other sites and the links and computer language that make this type of referencing possible.
the structure of the web site as a guide for instructors and students in their research and methodology for dissemination of that research. [publishing on the web, creating new sites, the collaborative scheduling, costs, design concerns such as legibility, easy access, aesthetics, management and updating of web sites, time line of site construction]
the objective of this activity is to develop a web site on public art as sites of engagement, that will prove to be a fluid teaching tool on two levels.
a] content of the site to be used in undergraduate and graduate courses in the departments of art history, design art, studio arts, art education and art therapy.
b] the technique and structure of web site design for teaching and learning for all interested programmes within concordia university and external institutions and groups.
our aim is to achieve an meaning dialogue about contemporary public art, sites of engagement and community based art practices which investigate experience and perception of social conventions. these social conventions include cultural and individual identity[ies] related to memory and community. more specific however, our interest is in gendered grief and collective mourning of individual and social traumas; the aftermath of violence; the forces of healing; and the resilience of people subject to trauma. there exists no collective body of information on this topic and we are endevouring to fill the hole with this comprehensive and organic teaching tool.
the multidisciplinary aspect to the project as a whole is reflected in the components of the web site. the web site is designed as a public art work in and of itself with modular components, developed as integral parts and self contained units that then may shift and grow as necessary. each of the modules is able to be accessed and navigated from any other thus creating crossover links and associations relevant to each viewer/participant. an internal search engine is incorporated to facilitate access and cross-referencing.