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Emily Carr University of Art and Design is a public post-secondary University located on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Established in 1925 as the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, it is named after Canadian artist Emily Carr.Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design's arms, supporters, flag, and badge were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on April 20, 2007. On April 28, 2008, the Provincial Government announced its intention to amend the University Act at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to recognize Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design as a full university, named Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The university began its operation under the new name on September 1, 2008. Wikipedia.

The Natural Capital Project is an interactive community mapping and storytelling project designed to promote the non-market value of nature's essential ecosystem services in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and shed new light on the importance of fragile coastal ecosystems in people's lives. The project was developed through a two-semester cross-disciplinary studio-based community projects course in the Faculty of Culture + Community at one of Canada's leading postsecondary art institutions, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver), in partnership with one of Canada's leading environmental organizations, the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF). Through a dynamic and collaborative approach to documentary practices, postsecondary art students across a variety of levels and disciplines created a series of digital narratives for an app in development by DSF designed to bring to life their report on aquatic ecosystems in British Columbia's Lower Mainland. The study estimates that the region's wetlands, beaches, and coastal areas provide at least 30 to 60 billion in economic benefits to residents every year. The course culminated in a museum exhibit at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery (GoGC) in Steveston, British Columbia, offering students the opportunity to see the effects of their work in a public space and feel like their input could have an impact on the environment and in changing hearts and minds. Source

Koenig I.,Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Leonardo | Year: 2015

When art students at Emily Carr University take a hybrid humanities/studio class with a scientific theme, they are challenged to materially transform abstract concepts. Students interact with physicists and make work on site at TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. Strategies for art and science partnership models are tested in a curricular Transformation Art Lab as well as the RAW DATA project, where students view studio faculty struggling with similar challenges.] © 2015 ISAST. Source

da Silva R.R.,Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Leonardo | Year: 2011

Geraldo de Barros produced a series called Fotoformas, consisting of photographic experiments that pioneered abstractionism in Brazil. Since the mid-1990s, this series has been presented in various retrospective exhibitions and publications. The predominant critical interpretation of the work has linked it with Concrete Art, downplaying Barros's participation in the Bandeirante Photography and Cinema Club (FCCB), an amateur association. This article rethinks his engagement in both circuits, demonstrating that the artist created the Fotoformas in dialogue with this photo-club. The author also analyzes Barros's experimental approach, which was based on the inscription of indexical marks on the images to deny the constraints of the camera, with the emphasis instead on process and interdisciplinary artistic practice. Thus, he created an alternative to Brazilian abstractionism, which focused mostly on formal aspects. © 2011 ISAST. Source

Maxwell J.,Simon Fraser University | Armen H.,Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Journal of Electronic Publishing | Year: 2014

There seems to be a fair consensus in this community that books need browsers; the bigger question is: do browsers need books? The web is boundless; James Bridle and others have made a compelling argument that tells us that literature has moved beyond the work, and now resides in the Network. But as teachers-John in publishing and Haig in design-we worry sometimes that publishing and the tradition of the book are parting ways. There is a vast and valuable craft tradition in and around the book. Publishing is and has always been a craft-in a special category distinct from both art and industry. A craft is taught, and learned; it is collaborative: sometimes between master and apprentice; sometimes between peers; sometimes between creators and readers, too. What makes a craft tradition possible is a common language and the possibility of an ongoing discourse. In our teaching, this is foundational: the common discourse that shapes and enables practice, and is in turn shaped by it. Have we lost sight of the craft tradition of the age of the web? If so, what happens to that wealth of knowledge and wisdom? Or is that tradition migrating to new contexts-in which case, what is lost and what is gained in translation? Source

Raber C.,Emily Carr University of Art and Design
International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice | Year: 2015

In this case study Blue Cottage Consulting shares their human centered design approach for the development of a functional program and operational vision for the future Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Alberta Children's Hospital. This approach included engaging families and front-line staff in photo journals and storyboarding activities in order to gain a deeper understanding of their needs and desires for the future space. We found that human centered design has great applicability in the field of healthcare and can be used to expand the family and patient centered care movement. Human centered design tools can successfully empower front-line staff, patients and families to engage in the visioning of their future health experiences. © Common Ground, Caylee Raber, All Rights Reserved. Source

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