Stephanie Springgay

Stephanie Springgay

Stephanie Springgay is an artist, curator, scholar and the principal investigator on The Pedagogical Impulse research-creation project. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on embodiment, the senses, and theories of affect and movement in contemporary and educational spaces, bringing together […]

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Christine Jackson

Christine Jackson is a PhD student and sessional lecturer at OISE/UT and Brock University.  She is inspired by bold, socially-engaged art collaborations with teachers, students, and artists. This is reflected in Christine’s work in arts curriculum development, teacher education, and numerous research-creation projects at the Toronto District School Board. Her current research and artistic interests meet at the intersections of affect, materialism, […]

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Vesna Krstich

Vesna Krstich is an art critic, curator, and art historian who teaches Visual Arts and Theory of Knowledge at Upper Canada College in Toronto. Her research explores the interrelationship between performance-based practices and experimental pedagogy from the 1960s onwards. She holds an MA in Art Education from Concordia University and an MA in the History […]

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Aubyn O’Grady

Aubyn is an artist, a researcher, and an artist-researcher. Her projects experiment with audience engagement, celebration, and amateur performance and have been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She is currently a graduate student in the Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning program at the University of Toronto. You can view some of Aubyn’s projects here: […]

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James Miles

James Miles is an educator, researcher and PhD candidate at OISE/University of Toronto in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. His research explores the intersections of historical consciousness, historical injustice and difficult knowledge. His work with The Pedagogical Impulse focuses on the history of Fluxus and the ongoing influence of avant-garde artists on curriculum […]

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Anise Truman

Anise Truman is currently an MT student at OISE and research assistant for The Pedagogical Impulse and WalkingLab. She completed her undergrad in sociology at McMaster university. Her research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, the integration of music in the classroom, environmental justice in education, and the intersection of the arts and pedagogical practices. She […]

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Amy Meleca

Amy Meleca is a Master of Teaching student at OISE. She earned her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University. Her artistic practice explores the intersection between self-image and performative practice in self-portraiture, from Surrealism to the 1960s.  At OISE, her research […]

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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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Shannon Gerard

Shannon Gerard works across a variety of media. She writes and draws books, crochets soft sculptures, makes prints, and produces large-scale installations that incorporate stop-motion animation and wheatpaste. Employing play as a research strategy, her work with the Carl Wagan Bookmobile emphasizes the materials and ethos of independent publishing as social-political engagements. Shannon is also […]

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Andrea Vela Alarcon

Andrea Vela Alarcón is an educator, artist and MA student at OISE. Her professional practice is based on popular education and socially engaged arts. At OISE, her research interest is the relationship with art, representation and solidarity.

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Global Dancing

Sarah Febbraro

Sarah Febbraro’s practice uses art as a tool for social engagement and invites friends, family, people she meets on the street and online or partners with community organizations and their audiences to participate in her projects. She often creates and facilitates structured programs for people to participate in such as talk shows, reality television episodes, […]

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Helen Reed

Helen Reed is an artist based on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, & Tsleil-Waututh nations. Her projects take shape as public installations, social situations, and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples. She frequently collaborates with her partner, Hannah Jickling. Together, they are fascinated with the contact high intrinsic to […]

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Hazel Meyer

Hazel Meyer is an artist and sports enthusiast based in Toronto, Canada. Committed to both a socially engaged and material-based practice she negotiates these primarily through creating installations that become environments for performance, workshops and amateur athletics. She has a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, an MFA from OCAD University in Toronto. Recent exhibitions […]

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Maria Livingroom

Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez

Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez is originally from Mexico City, he has lived in Halifax and Toronto, Canada since 1996. Rodrigo has collaborated with La Lleca Collective in Mexico City, he is currently a member of the No Media Collective based in Toronto, and he is also member of the Ecology Action Centre’s Board of Directors in Halifax… Following […]

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Hannah Jickling

Hannah Jickling is from the Canadian north and currently lives and works between Portland, Toronto and the Yukon. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2003) and her MFA (Art and Social Practice), from Portland State University (2010). Hannah is head of “MFA in Paper Maché”, a handmade, accredited […]

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Arden Hagedorn

Arden Hagedorn recently finished her MEd in Adult Education and Community Development at OISE/UT and completed her undergraduate in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Guelph. Seeking solace after a two-year stint in student union politics, she took a felt-making course at the Haliburton School of the Arts. She has been avid ‘maker’ ever […]

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Water

Julie A. M. Smitka

Julie A. M. Smitka is a Ph.D. student in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE,University of Toronto. She is a Junior Fellow at Massey College and is co-editor of Critical Intersections in Education: An OISE/UT Students’ Journal. Julie formerly taught in England at a non-selective all-boys school and at a co-educational grammar […]

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Sarah Truman

Sarah E. Truman

Sarah E. Tru­man is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on speculative fiction, emergent literacies, and research-creation methodologies. Sarah’s research is informed by the new materialisms with a particular interest in theories of affect, queer theory, and speculative pragmatism. She is the author of Searching for Guan Yin (White Pine, 2011); […]

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