Who asks the questions?

The Indigenous scholar and poet, Dian Million, frames an introduction of oneself as a set of relations and an introduction is an acknowledgement of, who walks with us. Who walks with us is an introduction ...

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Words from the Listener…

by Nicole Armos The gifts of socially-engaged art emerge not only from the culminating artistic product, but particularly from the process of creating together. Similarly, this compilation of vivid audio and video interviews with socially-engaged ...

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Tamara Unroe

Tamara Unroe Tamara is an installation artist and puppeteer. She has created work for dance, theatre, community arts, and spectacle throughout Canada and internationally. Live Arts Tamara Unroe biography: https://vimeo.com/109059013

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Tara Mahoney

Tara Mahoney is a PhD candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Using practice-based research, her work examines how amateur cultural and media production operates as a form of ...

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Natalie Tin Yin Gan

Natalie is an independent dance artist specializing in improvisation and interdisciplinary collaboration. She lives and works on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Natalie has a double degree in Contemporary Dance and International ...

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Jay White

Jay White’s installations have exhibited internationally and his animated shorts have won awards internationally. As a father, a resident of Nex̱wlélex̱m / Bowen Island, and a mixed-blood Mi’kmaw, Jay is concerned with using stories to ...

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Genevieve Robertson

Genevieve Robertson’s drawing-based interdisciplinary practice explores the material around the body and under the feet: water, oil, wind, silt, flora, fauna and mineral. Her drawings map a visceral engagement with place and often occupy the edge: ...

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mia susan amir

mia susan amir is a community-embedded writer, interdisciplinary performer, curator, and educator. Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mia is an anti-Zionist Jew of Sephardic and Ashkenazi descent. She has lived most of her life in Vancouver, ...

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Corin Browne

Corin Browne is a videomaker and media educator who has been working as a community engaged artist for 15 years. With an academic background in critical media education (MA Communication, SFU) and digital media production, ...

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David Diamond

David Diamond is a founding member and current Artistic Director (since 1984) of Vancouver’s Headlines Theatre, which was renamed Theatre for Living in 2013. David has a BFA in Theatre, and was awarded an Honorary ...

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Flick Harrison

Flick Harrison is a writer, filmmaker, and media artist/educator. Starting out on the CBC youth series Road Movies as one of Canada’s first professional videographers, he’s since made video in Pakistan, the US, Mexico, and China. ...

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Steven Hill

Steven Hill has worked as a writer, performer, and director across Canada. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University, and is an Associate Professor in theatre performance at the School for ...

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Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling

Terry Hunter is Executive Director of Vancouver Moving Theatre and Artistic Producer of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, with whom he has produced numerous innovative community-engaged productions with residents of Vancouver’s Downtown ...

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Karen Jamieson

Karen Jamieson is a dancer, beginning her career after receiving a BA in Philosophy and Anthropology, training extensively in dance in New York. She has created over 92 original dance works with original scores by ...

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Paula Jardine

Paula Jardine is an artist with a background in dance, theatre, and writing with an emphasis on Canadian History and Folk Traditions in ritual and seasonal celebrations. She is interested in reviving and redefining community ...

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Sharon Kallis

Sharon Kallis is a Vancouver artist who specializes in working with unwanted natural materials. Involving community in connecting traditional hand techniques with invasive species and garden waste, she creates site-specific installations that become ecological interventions. Through ...

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Justin Langlois

Justin A. Langlois is an artist, educator, and organizer working across media and social practices. His practice explores collaborative structures, critical pedagogy, and custodial frameworks as tools for gathering, learning, and making. He holds an MFA from the ...

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Judith Marcuse

Judith Marcuse is one of Canada’s senior artists/producers with a career that spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer and lecturer. Her repertory contemporary dance company toured ...

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Carrie MacLeod

Carrie MacLeod is a scholar, practitioner, and artist with 20+ years experience facilitating dialogue, enhancing creativity, and inspiring fresh response through active engagement with the arts. Working worldwide with NGOs, humanitarian agencies, educational institutions, non-profit ...

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Aaron Nelson Moody

Aaron Nelson-Moody is a Squamish artist working in carving, engraving jewelry, and repousse. His Squamish name, Tawx’sin Yexwulla, translates as ‘Splashing Eagle,’ and he also carries the name, Poolxtun, from his adopted father Gerry Oleman, ...

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Renae Morriseau

Renae Morriseau is an actor, writer, theatre director, and musician. She has worked across Canada and the United States in music, theatre, film, and television, and has toured internationally with her singing group, M’Girl. She ...

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Haruko Okana

Haruko Okano is an installation and environmental artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Since the mid 1990’s Haruko changed the nature of her artistic practice and lifestyle to bring them into ...

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Vanessa Richards

Vanessa Richards is an artist with a foundation in music, performance, creative writing, and socially-engaged practices. As a writer, she earned an MPhil in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, UK, with poetry and critical works ...

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Julie Salverson

Julie Salverson is a writer, producer, scholar, and community animator. She has written plays, essays, and opera and has published extensively about the artist as witness, historical memory, ethics, and the imagination. She is Associate Professor of ...

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Cathy Stubington

Cathy Stubington is a community based artist and puppet maker. She is the Artistic Director of Runaway Moon Theatre, where she initiates large-scale theatrical performances exploring the water, land, farming, and birds in her home of ...

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Marina Szijarto

Marina Szijarto is a visual and celebration artist with a diverse and eclectic arts practice working within the mediums of community-engaged rites and celebrations, site-specific installations, theatre, dance, and performance. She is a Jessie Richardson ...

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James Fagan Tait

James Fagan Tait is a Jessie Award winning actor, playwright, and director. He trained and worked as an actor and director at Ryerson Theatre School and trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq ...

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jil p. weaving

jil p. weaving is a site-specific artist, creating works for presentation in both galleries and unconventional spaces, and is the Coordinator of Arts and Culture for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She has a ...

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Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams (Sesemiya) is a fifth generation cedar weaver and member of the Squamish Nation. Tracy has had many teachers and is invested in sharing her knowledge with youth to continue the foraging and hand technology ...

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