October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia, a special time each year to recognize the history, culture and contributions of the Mi’kmaq people. As we do throughout the year, we reaffirm that we are all in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation. Learn more here.
If you believe that creative ideas can build a better world, there’s a place for you here
Kaitlyn Bourden (MFA 2014)
BDES 1992, DFA 2016
Designer and ARCHITECT
BDES, BFA 1993
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ENTREPRENEUR
Radio Art and Podcasting
(MDIA-2901) This module course will introduce students to the creative and artistic world of radio and podcasting. We will investigate spoken word programming, sound collage, documentary, narrative, and serialized formats for prerecorded, live radio and, web streaming. Students will learn to record and edit digital audio and be introduced to writing, interview techniques, sound design, mixing, mastering, and distribution. We will look at the history of experimental radio. Students will work on collaborative and individual projects.
The Visual Culture of Slavery
(AHIS-4401) Drawing upon art historical and other literature, this course seeks to explore the role of art and visual culture in Transatlantic Slavery. This course will also explore the nature of the colonial archive, its role in the dehumanization of black Africans, and the subsequent problems in the recuperation of the lives, perspectives, and thoughts of the enslaved through documents that were almost uniformly created by slave owners and their surrogates. Focusing mainly on the British Empire, the course will explore the nature of slavery and the experiences, productions, and representations of the enslaved, the indentured, and the slave owning classes in both tropical (slave majority) and temperate (slave minority) sites. The complexity of identities and social interactions of different populations will be examined across various types and media of “high,” “low,” and popular art and visual culture, within the spectrum of abolitionist and pro-slavery intentions.
(Im)Material: Digital Object
(DSGN-2300/ JWLY-2300) 3D digital design and digital fabrication technologies are explored through jewellery and small object making. This introductory level course introduces conceptual and technical approaches toward intricate form creation, using freeform surface modelling software, Rhinoceros 3D. Translating virtual to actual, students acquire skills and knowledge navigating the software interface & commands, outputting files as rendered compositions, 3D prints, and fully finished objects. Topics to include software tutorials, 3D scanning (photogrammetry), 3D printing (SLA, SLS, FDM) and image synthesis.
Art of Recrafting Failure
(AHIS-3317) This course engages with theoretical and critical analyses of failure that trouble the triumphant narrative of art and craft’s historical canon. The course foregrounds failure as generative and imperative to creative practice, and provides students with an opportunity to engage with concepts of failure toward building personal resilience.