Climate Canvas: Participatory Art Workshop

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Off-Campus event

In person

Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion
1070 Tillicum Rd
Victoria BC V9A 2A1

Climate Canvas: Participatory Art Workshop 

9:00 AM- 10:45 AM Session 

This is a one-day participatory art project designed to engage diverse citizens from the Capital Regional District (CRD), including staff, faculty and staff from Royal Roads University and University of Victoria. Facilitated by Dr. Bruno de Oliveira Jayme, this event will bring together community members (e.g., educators, high-school students, local artists, and interested participants) to join in an arts-based experience and conversation focused on the intersection of public art, reconciliation, decolonization, and climate justice. The workshop will provide participants with a fun, creative, and empowering arts-based opportunity to explore and portray their hopes and fears related to climate change, explore, and motivate ideas for climate action and climate justice, and co-construct a vision for a climate resilient future for themselves and their community. 

Three 90-minute sessions will be offered throughout the day and registration for each will be capped at around 80 participants. The first session may go a bit longer than 90 minutes and is anticipated to end at between 10:30 and 10:45. The registration link below is for the first session at 9:00 AM.

If you're interested in the 2:00 PM session, please register on that session page. 

NOTE: This event may include photography and video-recordings that will be publicly shared. If you'd prefer to opt out, please speak to an organizer upon arrival so you can be given that option. 

About the Facilitator

Dr. Bruno de Oliveira Jayme is a queer activist and award-winning scholar working on the edge of “what’s next?”  With such avant-garde teaching and research philosophy, his work aims to benefit seven generations to follow because his practices are anti-oppressive, decolonial, community-based, and action-oriented. Dr. de Oliveira Jayme says he cannot imagine social change without the arts because the arts surface stories that have been untold, under-told, wrongly told, and suppressed through colonization. 

Dr. de Oliveira Jayme is a visual artist and art educator with 25 years of dedication to creativity, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Art Education at the University of Manitoba and the coordinator of the Master of Education in Arts, Community, and Education, where he teaches courses on community art, visual thinking, visual anthropology, and arts-based research. Driven by a commitment to social and environmental justice through the arts, his work has a global reach, including research projects in Canada, India, South Africa, Jordan, and Brazil. He holds a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Grant titled: Museum Hacking, with the objective to challenge museum Eurocentric narratives. Dr. de Oliveira Jayme has a vast track of academic publications on community art, museum education and arts and activism for social change and he is the co-author of the book: The Nature of Transformation–Environmental Adult Education.