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  • Art, Activism and Academia:! Blurring the Boundaries

    Deborah Barndt Faculty of Environmental Studies

    York University

  • Pensadora Política Poeta

    or….

    Analyst, Activist, and Artist

  • ! Transnational Research Story 1:!

    The Tomasita Project

  • ��� The tomato ! as a code of globalization

  • The NAFTA Journey ! of the !

    Corporate Tomato

  • Builds on and reinforces ! north-south inequities

  • Interdisciplinary tomato

  • Production/Consumption: Distancing

  • Biodiversity/Cultural Diversity:��� Uniformity and Homogenization

  • Work/Technology: Flexible Labour

  • Health/Environment: ��� Ecological/Holistic Health

  • Positionality and self-reflexivity

  • Globalization from above

  • Wal-Mart��� the new icon

  • Photos not allowed!

  • Adbusting: ��� Making ��� workers��� visible

  • Kids remake ads

  • Corporate control of image(s)

  • Globalization ! from below

  • Interlocking analysis of power

  • Levels ��� of ���

    oppression

  • Border Crossers:��� Transnational

    migrant labour

  • Women solidarity

  • Tomato consciousness:��� Plants as living entities

  • The Other Globalization

  • LEVELS OF ACTION

    •  Individual critical thoughts and actions • Local/global education • Collective action and alternatives • Transnational coalitions

  • SEEDS OF HOPE! !

    MEXICO

  • Environmental and ��� Human Rights Activists

  • Returning stories to their source

  • El Campo No Aguanta Más (The Countryside Won’t Take It Any More)

  • Maize Movements: ��� Defending Biodiversity from NAFTA Corn

  • Unitierra - ��� Indigenous university

    Zapatista movement

  • SEEDS OF HOPE! !

    UNITED STATES

  • Mexican migrants take on��� Fast Food giants

  • SEEDS OF HOPE! !

    CANADA

  • FoodShare: Telling Food and

    Eating Stories

  • FoodShare: ��� Seeds of Our City

  • FoodShare��� School Salad Bars ���

  • Transforming University Food Services

  • GLOCAL RESEARCH STORY 3! !

    The FoodShed Project! The Innovative Community of Food Practice !

    in the Southern Ontario Foodshed! (2008 - )

  • University- community collaboration

  • Organizational Ecology

  • Generational Renewal

  • Cultural Renewal

  • Our approach ��� integrates

    •  Participatory action research •  Popular education •  Community arts

  • Photo and video documentation, digital storytelling

  • Music, performance ��� and popular theatre

  • Community murals and ��� Food and diaspora installation

  • Transnational Research Story 2: ! The VIVA! Project!

    ! Creative Tensions of !

    Community Arts Practice ! in Social Movements of the Americas!

  • VIVA! Project ! Exchange of community arts in the Americas

  • Creative Tensions of Community Arts

    •  Process/product •  Aesthetics/ethics •  Cultural reclamation/ cultural reinvention •  Spiritual/political •  Body/earth

  • RECOVERING HISTORY:

    From Indigenous to diasporic contexts

  • Kuna Children’s ��� Art Project���

    CEASPA, Panama

  • From the islands To the city

  • Personal Legacy Project��� Diane Roberts ��� (CAO, York)

  • ��� Recovering cultural memory���

    through embodied spiritual practices

  • RECREATING IDENTITIES:

    From the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua to the Pacific Coast of the U.S.

  • BILWIVISION ��� Community Television ��� URRACAN University��� Bilwi, Nicaragua

  • Representating local issues to stimulate��� collective action

  • Artsbridge (UCLA)��� Los Angeles, California

  • ��� Embodied learning ��� in schools

  • TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SPACE:

    From marketplaces to neighbourhoods

  • Bridge of One Hair��� Jumblies Theatre /York University, Toronto

  • Different ��� cultural aesthetics

  • Cultural Marketplace ��� Mexican Institute for Community Development Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Struggle for public space ��� for diverse groups engaged ��� in social movements

  • NURTURING NEW GENERATIONS:

    Extending artistic practice

  • Telling Our Stories��� Catalyst Centre, Toronto

  • Kids take power in haircutting performance

  • Painting by Listening��� Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana,��� Ciudad de México

  • Community Arts Practice

    A joint certificate of the Faculty of Environmental Studies

    and the Faculty of Fine Arts

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    •  Community-based cultural productions in fourth year

    •  Placements with local cultural agencies and community organizations

    •  International internships in Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina

  • PROGRAM PATH

    •  12 credits of core courses Year 2: ENVS/FACS 2122 3.0 Community Arts for Social Change Year 3: ENVS/FACS 3122 3.0 Preparatory Workshop in Community Arts Year 4: ENVS/FACS 4122 6.0 Practicum/Seminar in Community Arts

    •  12 electives: one from each of 4 categories Community and Popular Education Introductory Studio Course in an Artistic Discipline Critical Social Analysis Advanced Community-Related Arts Practice

  • Master’s in Environmental Studies Artists/activists/ academics

  • York University’s Eco Art and Media Festival www.yorku.ca/ecoart

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