The Global Experience Project 2018 Information Session

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Interested in Social Change on an international scale?

Would you like to expand your practice, travel abroad and receive an OCAD U credit?

Enroll in the Global Experience Project.  With the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, the Global Experience Project  (GEP) exposes OCAD University’s most promising creative minds to the rich and varied landscape of global artistic practice. Students experience firsthand how art can make a difference on an international scale.

The GEP 2018 Artist is Maria Thereza Alves

Maria Thereza Alves’ projects focus on decolonizing knowledge.  She investigates strategies on survivance by giving space and voice to silenced histories.  Since the early 1990s Alves has addressed both the devastating effects of Portuguese imperialism on the indigenous peoples of her native Brazil and the impact of the Spanish conquest of the Americas.  Alves’ Seeds of Change has been awarded the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for 2016-2018 in New York.

The Global Experience Project course will facilitate an immersive and experiential learning environment for students by connecting them with international visiting artists and notable scholars at their home campus and abroad. Centered on the artist-in-residence and led by a team of OCAD U faculty, this studio seminar course provides senior level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to examine the themes, language and techniques of the artist. 


Fall 2018 Course

Credit Value: 0.5

Instructor: Min Sook Lee

Information Session / Panel Discussion: Friday January 26, 1:30 pm – 3:00

Venue: Ada Slaight Student Gallery

Open to all Faculty of Art undergraduate and graduate students.

*Next Information Session:

Thursday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

100 McCaul St., room 264

(Snacks will be served)



Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St., Ada Slaight Gallery (2nd Floor)
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