October 11, 2005
Source: Concordia University:
Creating Space for Art
– Catherine Wild, Dean of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Don McLean, Dean of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University will host a special symposium Creating Space for Art, an exciting addition to arts education and research in Canada. It will take place October 14-15 at both universities (Concordia – 1515 St. Catherine St. West; McGill – 555 Sherbrooke St. West).
The two-day symposium is an addition to the annual CAFAD (Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans) gathering and will explore the theme of Creating Space for Art from several perspectives: physical space (two new architectural projects at Concordia and McGill), academic space (art in the academy), multicultural space (the global challenge), virtual space (the IT reality), industrial space (the business of art and music), and personal space (individuality, intimacy, modularity, and changing modes of delivery).
The symposium will bring together fine arts administrators and colleagues from across Canada, along with keynote speakers from the international artistic and architectural communities, to engage in provocative discussion. Presenters include:
Sir Ken Robinson, Getty Institute, Los Angeles
Bernard Shapiro, OC, Ethics Commissioner for Canada
Phyllis Lambert, CC, Founding Director, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Sandy Pearlman, founder eMusic, record producer and industry commentator
Lynn Hughes, Hexagram, Interactive Media Professor, Concordia University
Stephen McAdams, Canada Research Chair, Director of CIRMMT
Gage Averill, musicologist, Dean of Music, University of Toronto
John Rea, composer, former Dean of Music, McGill University
Architects Bruce Kuwabara and Marianne McKenna (Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects), Gilles Saucier (Menkes Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux) and Anik Shooner (Saucier + Perrotte).
For a complete list of presentations, times and locations, please visit:
or contact Lina Uberti, Communications and Special Projects Advisor Faculty of Fine Arts Concordia University, at (514) 848-2424, ext. 4606.
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