Counter with Care

In collaboration with educator and curator Vesna Krstich, The Pedagogical Impulse is analyzing and examining the historical moment of radical pedagogies and experimental art schools, which were also influenced by Fluxus and happenings artist teachers. One of the archival documents we wish to respond to is Maurice Stein’s the Blueprint for Counter Education [] a defining […]

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Instant Class Kit

Instant Class Kit is a portable curriculum guide and pop-up exhibition dedicated to socially-engaged art as pedagogy. Produced as an edition of four, the kit brings together contemporary curriculum materials in the form of artist multiples such as zines, scores, games, newspapers and other sensory objects from a diverse group of artist-educators across North America. […]

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EXPERIMENTS IN NEW & TIME-BASED MEDIA This course introduces students to photography and sound art basics. The approach will be conceptual. In general ideas and references to other artists will be foregrounded. Concepts of the banal and the spectacle will be examined and particular attention will be given to notions of private and public space. […]

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A Social Practice Seminar Social practice is an art form that doesn’t just make things, it makes things happen. Could you imagine art as a riot, a coffee shop talk show, an immigrant resource center, a post disaster street play, a prisoners dream house, or an invisible country? These projects show a shift within contemporary art […]

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This is not a class. It is an artwork. Even when it appears to have all the characteristics of a class (e.g. students, a teacher, a meeting time, a syllabus, assignments, a classroom space, grades, course credit, teaching and learning, etc.) it will never be a class. Much like René Magritte’s famous The Treachery of […]

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Pressing Issues

PRESSING ISSUES is a student-led course that is fully immersed in external projects and opportunities that are ongoing during the semester. The goal of Pressing Issues is to come together to conduct research, share knowledge, and work within the field of contemporary publication. There is one assignment: TO MAKE A PUBLIC. In September 2017, a group […]

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Cultural Production Workshop

Socially Engaged Art and Participatory Art practices seek to create social transformation and change using approaches borrowed from education, curating, hospitality, environmentalism, performance and institutional critique. Through an analysis of art criticism, curatorial practice (with a focus on work by Indigenous and Black curators and artists), history of museums, and art projects, students will work […]

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Signifying Practices: Intro to Art Making and Critical Thinking

The purpose of this class is to prepare you to be an interesting, knowledgeable and productive artist citizen (culture maker) in the 21 century. This course is designed as an introduction to theoretical perspectives from many fields and discourses, now often grouped under the heading Visual Culture studies. We will become a community of learners […]

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Emmanuel Gakuba Rutayisire

Emmanuel Gakuba Rutayisire is driven by curiosity and the freedom of being a dreamer. He got his Bachelor of Arts in French at the University of Guelph and his Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario. He is currently completing his Master of Education at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of […]

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