OCAD University is proud to share the collaborative work of students from our recent special projects course, Eco-Feminism Material and Touch led in partnership with Joshibi University of Art and Design in Toronto’s sister city of Sagamihara, Japan.
"From May to July of 2021 students from Joshibi University of Art & Design (Sagamihara, Japan) and OCAD University (Toronto, Canada) joined with Associate Professors Nicole Collins (OCAD U) and Linda Dennis (Joshibi U) to collaboratively address issues of Eco-feminism through studio practice focussing on Material and Touch.
These “studio works”, or studies, were created as we met online across time zones, distance, and languages. The interrelated topics of environmental crisis, current global feminist art practices, sustainable material explorations and the role of “touch” as a connective action informed all the work.
Student-driven research and experimentation with artmaking created from home studios and on campus environments also included an exchange of digital material across great distances from their respective localities, building an understanding of the possibilities of connection, materiality, and their personal positionality to place.
We hope you enjoy these gatherings!"
- Nicole Collins, Associate Professor, Visual and Material Culture, OCAD University
- Linda Dennis, Associate Professor, Concentration in Art and Culture, Joshibi University of Art and Design
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