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Research and collaboration keys to making a greener NSCAD

Two NSCAD University faculty members are researching ways to make the Halifax-based art school greener and more environmentally sustainable.
Environmentally sustainable by design: approaching the goal of greening NSCAD is led by faculty members Karin Cope and Angela Henderson. They will present preliminary results of their research during a workshop and brainstorming session Friday afternoon at NSCAD.

The half-day workshop led by Cope and Henderson is open to all members of the NSCAD community and will present the results, to date, of an environmental survey they conducted with more than 30 faculty members, staff, technicians and students. The workshop is designed to engage participants, build relationships and actions across divisional and disciplinary lines, and to help to identify next steps for environmental research, teaching and action at NSCAD.

Cope and Henderson have been collaborating on the research project since the fall of 2018. So far, they have gathered data on a number of environmental research and teaching practices currently underway at NSCAD, while surveying best practices in arts, craft and design-based research, production and exhibition spaces.

Cope is an Associate Professor, Art History and Contemporary Culture, while Henderson is an instructor in NSCAD’s Bachelor of Design and Masters programs.

They will present their research to the NSCAD community on Friday, November 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville St. Attendees are asked to RSVP to kcope@nscad.ca.