Dr Cynthia Imogen Hammond, PhD
Professor, Art History
Lead Co-Director, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
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Cynthia Hammond: art, projects, spatial practice
The Right to the City
City as Palimpsest
25 x 150: Women artists and architects film project, in collaboration with Atwater Library and the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
Office hours during the spring and summer terms are by appointment only.
Dr Cynthia Hammond was born in 1969 in Hamilton, Ontario. Her parents, new immigrants to Canada, were settler-colonials from New Zealand. Hammond first studied painting, sculpture, and art history at McMaster University in Hamilton, and went on to do her MA in Art History at Concordia, graduating in 1996. She then graduated from Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in 2002, winning the Governor-General's Gold Medal for her doctoral dissertation in that year. After teaching at the University of Western Ontario and at Carleton University, Dr Hammond held the first SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Architecture, McGill University from 2004-06. After being hired by Concordia's Department of Art History in 2006, she became Chair of that department from 2013-16. Dr Hammond is presently the lead Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS).
Dr Hammond is passionate in her teaching, research, and art. Feminism is central to her interdisciplinary practice and method, and to the way she researches and teaches histories of the city. Dr Hammond's research and creation address the roles of women, animals, and biological life in shaping designed landscapes and the built environment, focusing on exclusion, access, and agency. Her publications have explored a wide range of topics, including the history of architecture, installation art, photography, as well as the politics of public history and the notion of collective heritage. Dr Hammond's work, whether as a historian, artist, or interdisciplinary worker, is always grounded in the specifics of a given place, or site, and the living knowledge of residents, citizens, and occupants of different kinds. She explores this method in her 2012 book, Architects, Angels, Activists, part of which may be downloaded here.
Dr Hammond's current solo exhibition, Abundant with Bloom: L'univers floral des femmes de la famille Colby, is on view at the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, Québec until 8 September, 2018. Her most recent group art exhibition, Safety Strategies, was held at Studio XX in February 2017 (Montréal). Dr Hammond also works with various creative collectives (pouf! art architecture, Urban Occupations Urbaines, Points de vue, LEAP, Waters Lost, Waters Found, Feminist City Light Capers) on workshops and art projects that connect Montreal's residents with urban history, directly engaging citizens' own interest in processes of development and change (see http://cynthiahammond.org).
Between 2014-16 Dr Hammond received three "Curriculum Innovation" awards for the Right to the City, cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives in the postindustrial neighbourhood of Point-Saint-Charles. Working with colleagues in Oral History (Dr Steven High), Theatre (Dr Edward Little) and Art Education (Dr Kathleen Vaughan) Dr Hammond developed place-based, community-engaged learning that combined the study of urban morphology, life stories, and creative responses to the neighbourhood. In 2015 Dr Hammond was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to Student Life award, and in 2017 she received the Faculty of Fine Arts Teaching Award. In 2018, Dr Hammond received a SSHRC Partnership Engage grant to support a one-year creative collaboration with the Atwater Library, the Living History seniors group (with co-applicant Dr Shauna Janssen). The resulting two public artworks will mobilize oral history and place-based research and creation in an intergenerational exchange. In 2018 Dr Hammond was awarded the Concordia University Research Award, in the category of "The Person and Society".
Research & Teaching Interests
History and theory of architecture, landscape architecture, and the city
Urban landscapes and cultural landscapes
Gender and space
Feminist and posthumanist theory
Research-creation and interdisciplinary practice
Community-engaged scholarship and creative work
Painting and drawing
Distinctions & Awards since 2015 (see CV for full list)
Faculty of Fine Arts Teaching Award, 2017
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award, 2015
Photo credit: Mark Clintberg, 2015
Photo credit: Susan Brandoli, 2017
Photo credit: © David Ward, 2015
Selected undergraduate courses
DRAW 399/499 Drawing from Sites with Actions
ARTH 270 Icons of Architectural History
ARTH 355 Studies in Architecture: House/Home
ARTH 381 Feminism and Art History
ARTH 450 Advanced Seminar in the History of Architecture: space, experience, architecture
ARTH 610 Selected Issues in North American Art and Architectural History: "Montreal: City as Palimpsest"
ARTH 627 Feminism, Art, Art History
ARTH 636 Seminar in Architectural History: Special topic: Public Urban Landscapes: The History and Future of Parks, Gardens and Sustainable Urbanism
ARTH 611 Industrialization and the Built Environment: The Right to the City
ARTH 803 Thematic Questions: 'And Say the Animal Responded?' The Posthumanist Challenge for Architecture, Art, and Landscape Studies
PhD Thesis supervision at Concordia University
Angela Arsenault, PhD, Humanities, “Keeper of Industrial Memory” (in progress)
Shauna Janssen, PhD, Humanities (2014), “Urban Occupations Urbaines: Curating the Post-Industrial Landscape”
Nuria Carton de Grammont Lara, PhD, Art History (2012), “Cartographie esthétique de la globalisation sous-développée à travers l'art contemporain mexicain, 1990-2012”
PhD – co-supervisor
(with Dr Jean Bélisle) Ronald Portanier, PhD, Art History (in progress)
(with Dr Katherine Romba) Gabriel Cheung, PhD, Art History, Queen’s University (in progress)
Master’s Thesis supervision at Concordia University
Doug Dumais, MA, Art History (in progress), “Parafiction in Canada: A Contemporary Feminist Art Movement”
Marieke Gruwel, MA, Art History (in progress), “Women Architects’ Contributions to the Built Environment of Alberta”
Chanelle Lalonde, MA, Art History (2018), “A Plastic Ocean: Visibility and Affect in Contemporary Art”
Gabrielle Doiron, MA, Art History (2017), “Constructing a Canadian Children’s Paradise: Nationalism and Gender at Play in Cornelia Hahn Oberlander’s Expo 67 Playground”
Muriel Luderowski, MA, Art History (2017), “Sound, Deindustrialization, and Gentrification: The Changing Aural Landscape of Point St-Charles”
Laura O’Brien, MA in Art History (2016), “Artful Vandals: Urban Interventions, Street Art, and Spatial Feminisms”
Isadora Chicoine-Marinier, MA, Art History (2016), “Symbiose au jardin (art, environnement et communauté) :Les Paradis de Granby de Catherine Bodmer au centre d’art 3e impérial”
Jean-Philippe McGurrin, MA, Art History (2013), “Lieux d'intersections primates: Le Fondation Fauna, Québec”
Marie-France Daigneault-Bouchard, MA, Art History (2013), “The Staging of a Megastructure, Expo 67: Manic-5”
Noni Brynjolson, MA, Art History (2012), “Crossing Communities the Question of New Genre Public Art”
Lindsay Cory, MA, Art History (2012), “AgoraPHILIA: A Place for Assembly in Square Viger, Montreal”
Louis Perreault, MA, the Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (2012), “Sur la trace du renard : récit d’une exploration photographique du site des anciennes Canadian Steel Foundries”
E. Kirkman, MA, Art History (2011), “Fashioning Identity: The Hostesses of Expo 67”
Johnny Nawracaj, MA, Art History (2011), “For a Radical Posterity: Feminist and Queer Archiving Practices in the CWAHI and Bildwechsel Projects”
Maya Soren, MA, Art History (2011), “Reclaiming Le 9e: Public Heritage at the Eaton's Ninth Floor Restaurant”
Danielle Lewis, MA, Art History (2010) “The Inflatable Art-Architecture of Michael Rakowitz and Ana Rewakowicz”
Mark Clintberg, MA, Art History (2009), “Commodified Generosity and Relational Abductions: The Multiples of Felix Gonzalez-Torres”
Shauna Janssen, MA, the Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (2009), “Reclaiming the Darling Foundry: From Post-Industrial Landscape to Quartier Éphémère”
Susannah Wesley, MA, Art History (2009), “Finding the Sublime: Assessing Elizabeth Simcoe's Fires as an Art Practice”
Doctoral thesis committee membership at Concordia (unless otherwise stated)
Aristofanis Soulikias, PhD, Individualized Program (INDI) (in progress)
Mandana Bhafginia, PhD Architecture, Université de Montréal (in progress)
Mikhel Proulx, PhD, Art History, (in progress)
Alex Tigchelaar, PhD, Humanities (in progress)
Martha Robinson, PhD, Art History (in progress), “Birds on the Wing: Representing Avian Bodies in the Anthropocene”
Kim Rondeau, PhD, Art History (in progress), “Desires, Narratives & Political Intent: The Feminist Canon in Art History”
Tanya Southcott, PhD, Architecture, McGill University (in progress), “Memory Makers: Women, Photography, and Demolition in Montreal, 1960-1985”
Tina Carlisi, PhD, Individualized Program (INDI) (in progress), “Printed Matters: Aesthetics, Politics and Social Art Practice”
Sheryl Boyle, PhD, Humanities (in progress), “A Recipe for Building: Cookery and architecture in the Early Modern period”
Tania Gutiérrez Monroy, PhD, History and Theory of Architecture, McGill University (in progress), “Women and Architecture in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1917”
Lachlan MacKinnon, PhD, History (2016), “Deindustrialization on the Periphery: An Oral History of Sydney Steel, 1945-2001”
Taien Ng-Chan, PhD, Humanities (2016), “Detouring the Commute: Art and practice of everyday travel”
Nasrin Himada, PhD, Humanities (2015), “Activist Passion: Art, Philosophy, and the Political”
Anja Borck, PhD, Art History (2013), “Industrial and Commercial Heritage Architecture in Quebec and Germany: Change in Function”
Bianca Mancini, PhD, Humanities (2012), “Pedagogies of Movement with the City: Performance, Collaboration and the Urban”
Anna Waclawek, PhD, Art History (2009), “From Graffiti to Post-Graffiti”
MA thesis committee membership at Concordia University (unless otherwise stated)
Mélanie Lefebvre, MA, INDI program (in progress)
Estelle Wathieu, MA Art History (in progress)
Daniel Sáenz, MA Art History (in progress)
Véronique Chagnon-Côté, MFA Painting & Drawing (2016), “Vous êtes ici”
Marilou André, MFA Sculpture (2016), “The Poetics of Urban Intervention”
Dario Ré, MA Art History (2016), “Performing Symbiosis: Mushrooms and Contemporary Art”
Chantale Potie, MA, Art History (2015), “To Try to Make Sense of a World: Translation, Germaine Koh, Globalization”
Mélanie Binette, MA, Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (2014), “Spatial Encounters: Spectatorship in Immersive Performances”
Pascal Robitaille, MA, Art History (2014), “La photographie transgressive de Josée Yvon”
Philippe Guillaume, MA, Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (2012), “A Study of Walking through the City in Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary Canadian Art”
Joanna Lemon, MA, Art History (2013), “Memories of a Wall in Old Montreal: Reassembling the Puzzle of the Past”
Amanda Fauteux, MFA, Fibres (2012), “Unruly”
Ronald Portanier, MA, Art History (2012), “The Lost Art of Naval Decoration in Eighteenth-Century French Canada”
Natalia Lebedinskaia, MA, Art History (2011), “Doubled Sense of Resistance: The Makortoff Collection of Photographs of Doukobor Daily Life, 1920-1950”
Claire Renwick, MA, Art History (2010), “Heritage Value in the Canadian City: The heritage preservation movement and Halifax's Historic Properties”
Andrea Carvalho, MFA, Sculpture (2010), “Made to Measure”
Anna-Maria Moubayed, MA, Art History (2010), “Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral: Christianity, Victorian Gothic Revival, and Quebec's Hybrid Culture”
Jason Hendrickson, MFA, Photography (2010), “Domaine de la Fierté”
Caroline Boileau, MFA in Open Media (2010), “Frontières fluides”
Elisabeth Belliveau, MFA, Fibres (2009), “Margaret’s Mountain” and “The Great Hopeful Someday”
Erin Silver, MA in Art History (2009), “No ‘Gestures of Return’? Querying Queer Aesthetics in North American Art”
Christopher Regimbal, MA, Art History (2009), “Institutions of Culture and Urban Planning: The Relationship Between Art Museums and Culture-Led Urban Planning Initiatives in two small Ontario Cities”
Gentiane Bélanger, MA, Art History (2008), “Points of Interest at the Center for Land Use Interpretation: A Tour in the Margins of Social Ecology”
Merrilee Wolsey, MA, Art History (2008), “Perceiving Voices in Contemporary Art: An Auditory Exploration of Image, Sculpture and Architecture”
Mike Rattray, MA, Art History (2008), “Mapping the Post-Colonial Landscape Project: A Critical Analysis”
Karen Fleming, MA, Art History (2007), “St. Francis-Xavier Mission Church, Kahnawake, Quebec”
Tegan Forbes, MFA, Print Media (2007), “For Viewing Purposes Only”
Tanina Drvar, MA, Art History (2006), “Vandalism and Public Art in Montreal: A Discussion of the Works by Mark Lewis and Robert Prenovault”
Susan Bernard, MA, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University (2003), “The Altered Terrain: Reconfigurations of the Landscape by Photo-based Artists in Canada: Rodney Graham Sylvie Readman, Lorraine Gilbert”
Tai Van Toorn, PhD, Art History, McGill (2014), “On Site, Out of Sight: Viewing Devices in Canadian Land Art, 1969-1980”
Maggie Atkinson, PhD, Art History, Queen’s University (2010), “The Fringes of Immortality: A Goodly Company and Artistic Collaborations in Visionary Art 1880-1930”
Gaius Gilbert, PhD, Communications and Art History, McGill University (2009), “No Place, Like Home: Nature as Artifact and the Displacement of Place”
Kai Wood Mah, PhD, Architecture, McGill University (2009), “Sites of Learning: The Architecture of Educational Reform in Toronto, 1847-1917”
Zubin Singh, M.Arch, University of Waterloo (2007), “The Break”
Jennifer Howes, MA, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University (2001), “The Tragedy of Being: Geneviève Cadieux, Donigan Cumming, Evergon and the Representation of Other Bodies”
Lucia Cipriano, MFA, Sculpture, University of Western Ontario (2000), “Ruses not Muses”
Hammond's first book, Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965: Engaging with Women's Spatial Interventions in Buildings and Landscape (Ashgate 2012) explores cultural memory and public history in the world-renowned city of Bath, England, one of the few cities in the world to have been given World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Hammond approaches the past with the methods of the architectural historian and the site-specific interventions of the contemporary artist. Looking beyond and behind Bath's strategic marshaling of its past, and its reiteration of male architectural heroes, Hammond presents the ways that women of all classes shaped the built environment and designed landscapes of one of England's most architecturally significant cities. This book is also an intervention into the city's public memory. The author uses site-specific works of public art as strategic counterparts to her historical readings. Through them, she aims to transform as well as critique the urban image of Bath. At once a performative literature, an extensively researched history, and an alternative guide to the city, Architects, Angels, Activists engages with current struggles over urban signification in Bath and beyond.
Many of Prof. Hammond's publications can be downloaded from: https://concordia.academia.edu/CynthiaHammond. For the full list of her publications, please see her CV.
Peer-reviewed essays and chapters since 2014
2018 (in revision) “Architecture, Photography, and Power: Picturing Montreal, 1973-74.” For Photogenic Montreal: Ruins and Revisions in a Postindustrial City. Ed. Johanne Sloan and Martha Langford. Montreal, Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. (10,018 words)
2018 (in press) “The Keystone of the Neighbourhood: Gender, Collective Action, and Working-Class Heritage Strategy in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal.” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’etudes Canadiennes, special issue on Critical Heritage Studies in Canada, guest editors Andrea Terry and Susan Ashley. 14,724 words.
2018 “Drawings for a Thicker Skin: A Conversation with Marc Lafrance.” Body and Society, Special Issue: Skin. Marc Lafrance, ed. XX (X) 2018: 1-15.
2018 “Anne Griswold Tyng.” 50 Pioneering Women Architects. Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. http://www.bwaf.org/portfolio/pioneering-women-of-american-architecture/pw31/
2017 “‘The Gardens will be Illuminated’: Gendered and Georgian Pleasures in Sydney Gardens, Bath.” Bath History XIV. September 2017. 5540 words.
2016 With Kathleen Vaughan (lead author) and Emanuelle Dufour. “The ‘Art’ of the Right to the City: Interdisciplinary teaching and learning in Pointe-St-Charles, Montreal.” “Education and the Community” - special issue of Learning Landscapes. Ed. Mary Stewart and Lynn Butler Kisber. 10.1 (Autumn 2016): 387-418.
2016 With Shauna Janssen. “Points de vue: Contingency, Community, and the Postindustrial Turn.” FIELD 1.3. 7256 words.
2015 “Oratory.” architecture ∣ concordia 1.1 (2015) np.
2014 “The Thin End of the Green Wedge: Berlin’s Planned and Unplanned Urban Landscapes.” In Urban Forests, Trees, and Green Space: A Political Ecology Perspective. Ed. L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt. Earthscan/Routledge, 2014. 207-224.
2014 “Possible” (with contributions from Camille Bédard, Eunice Bélidor, Megan Cohoe-Kenney/Le lion et la souris, Lindsay Ann Cory, Sarah Nesbitt, Laura O’Brien, Itai Peleg, Ian Rogers). In Circulation. Special issue: To Participate: Global and Spatial Perspectives, ed. Mark Clintberg and Erandy Vergara-Vargas, 4 (2014), 6671 words.
Conference proceedings since 2014
2019 “Promenades parlantes: didacticism on the move.” Cahiers de recherche LEAP: On Didacticism in Architecture / Du didactisme en architecture.” Ed. Carmela Cucuzzella, Cynthia Hammond, Chanelle Lalonde, Sherif Goubran. 2500 words.
2018 “The edge of her garden: Sveva Caetani and the frontier of potential.”
Cahiers de recherche LEAP: Entre hétéronomie et autonomie : Penser l’architecture entre
discipline et profession/LEAP Research Notebooks: Between heteronomy and autonomy: Thinking architecture in between discipline and profession. Ed. Louis Martin & Jonathan
Lachance. Montréal: LEAP, 2018. 46-51.
2017 “From rust to green: postindustrial urban landscapes.” In Cahiers de recherche LEAP: Du Potentiel des grandes structures urbaines abandonnées/LEAP Research Notebooks: On thePotential of Abandoned, Large, Urban Structures. Ed. Jean-Pierre Chupin & Tiphaine Abenia. Montréal: LEAP, 2017. 46-51.
Exhibition catalogues and essays since 2014
2017 “Safety Strategies: Space, Gender and the City.” Bilingual online exhibition created in tandem with the exhibition of the same name, gallery Studio XX, Feb. 2017. Trans. Isabelle Pichet.
2016 “rescue blanket, free time, unscripted space.” In à la rescousse: the one-hour spatial residency. Montréal: pouf! art architecture, 2016.
2015 “The Twin Embrace of the Mountain and the Park.” The Park - Kate Hutchinson. Montréal: Les Éditions du renard, 2015. Trans. Jean-Philippe McGurrin.
2015 The One-Hour Spatial Residency. Exhibition at la Maison d’architecture du Québec. 7 April 2015. Ed. Cynthia Hammond. Montréal: pouf! art architecture.
2014 Points de vue: Shauna Janssen and Thomas Strickland in Conversation with Cynthia Hammond. Montréal: pouf! art architecture.
2014 Self/Portrait/Text. Exhibition at Z Art Space, 19-25 June 2014. Ed. Cynthia Hammond (multiple authors). Montréal: Concordia University, 2014.
2014 concrète: the one-hour artist residency. Exhibition at Concordia University, 3 April 2014. Ed. Cynthia Hammond. Montréal: pouf! art architecture.
Non-refereed publications since 2014
2014 “Rue Bernard.” Flaneur Magazine. Ed. Fabian Saul. 3 (2014): 74-79.
Scholarly work in progress
“An Activist who Feels: The Later Paintings of Joyce Wieland.” For a special issue on Joyce Wieland, co-edited by Johanne Sloan and Mark Clintberg. Journal of Canadian Art History, 2019.
Conferences and presentations
Peer-reviewed conference papers since 2014
2016 “Montreal Mansions: Photography, Architecture, and Heritage.” Panel: “What does Photography Preserve? Reification and Ruin in the Photographic Heritage of a Place Called Montreal.” Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference, Montreal, 3-8 June
With Shauna Janssen. “Witnessing and Walking as Critical Heritage Practices: The Wellington Tower Project.” Panel: “Walking post-industrial areas.” Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Montreal, 3-8 June 2016
“From rust to green: postindustrial urban landscapes.” Du Potentiel des grandes structures urbaines abandonnées. LEAP: Séminaire annuel. Faculté d’amenagement, Université de Montréal, 7 May 2016
2015 "Spatial Agency: Place-based Pedagogy, Community Engagement, and Creative Action in Point St-Charles." Reimagining Resiliency: Culture, the Ecological Turn, and the Mediated City." Conference, Montreal, 15-17 March
“Lost Waters: A platform for cross-disciplinary teaching and research.” AAC&U annual meeting, Washington, DC, 21-24 January
2014 “Working in place: creativity and conscious positioning.” First meeting of the Transnational Creatives Workshop, Djuronaset, Sweden, 10-12 August
Invited lectures since 2014
2018 “‘Children Ran Freely in the Streets’: Oral History, Research-Creation, and Elder Women's Knowledge of Urban Change.” Oral History Summer Institute, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 24-27 June
2018 “Suffrage on the Street and in the Garden: The Feminist Transformation of Edwardian Bath.” Plenary lecture for Mapping the Modern Movement: Heritage Designed by Women. MOMOWO, Torino, Italy, 13 June
2018 “Urban Art Histories: Place-Based Pedagogy, Research, and Creation.” Knowledge & Networks II: Connecting the Circles of Canadian Art History. UBC, 10-13 May
2018 "Promenades parlantes: didacticism on the move.” LEAP: Séminaire annuel. Grey Nuns Motherhouse, Concordia University, April 6
2017 “Sensorial arts in the Garden of Eden, Venice.” With Kelly Thompson and Kathleen Vaughan. Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC). 17 November
2017 “The Edge of Her Garden.” LEAP: Séminaire annuel. École de design, Université de Québec à Montréal, 16 June
2016 “Teaching in Community: How can we encourage reciprocity in learning?” With Ted Little and Kathleen Vaughan. Living Knowledge Series, Office of Community Engagement, Concordia (event held at Share the Warmth, Pointe-St-Charles, Montréal), 16 November
2016 "Green secrets: Locked gardens, hidden landscapes, and the public life of cities." LEAP (Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle) lecture series 2016-17, Concordia. 2 Nov
2016 “Collaboration, Enchantment, and Site-Responsive Practice,” Lecture for the 2016-17 Lecture Series, Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, 29 September
2016 “Mapping Feminist Spatial Occupations in Edwardian Bath, England,” Lecture for the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment’s Speaker Series, Concordia, 12 Feb.
2016 “Urban Enchantments: The City as Collaborator,” Lecture for the 2015-2016 Urban Studies Seminar Series, School of Urban Planning, McGill University, 29 January
2015 “What if you are an artist too? Interdisciplinarity, Research, and Creation within Art History.” ARTH 655 (Thesis Seminar, led by Dr Alice Jim), Dept of Art History, Concordia, 23 September
2015 “The Suffragettes’ Wood: Feminist Public History in Bath, England.” Lecture for the Montreal British History Seminar series, McGill University, 12 February
2015 “What if you are an artist too? Interdisciplinarity, Research, and Creation within Art History.” ARTH 655 (Thesis Seminar, led by Dr Alice Jim), Dept of Art History, Concordia, 28 January
2014 “‘Plant Dreaming Deep’: Cross-disciplinary practice and Le Possible.” Lecture for the Plant-Thinking Seminar, Topological Media Lab, Concordia, 13 December
2014 “Le Possible: Toxic Earth, Postindustrial Morphology, Community Engagement.” Lecture for ARCH 533, “Architecture and the Body” (graduate seminar led by Dr Annmarie Adams), School of Architecture, McGill University, 19 November
2014 “Making Space: Activism, Landscape, and Women’s History.” Department of Art History, School for Studies in Art and Culture Lecture Series, Carleton University. 5 March
Art practice and interdisciplinary collaborations
Urban interventions, public art, and private performances since 2014
2017 Salon des refusées: Giardino dell'Eden. Public art intervention (with Kelly Thompson Kathleen Vaughan). Sponsored by Studio XX Concordia’s Centre for Sensory Studies, 15-22 May
2017 Feminist City Light Caper (led by Caroline Alexander), Mont-Royal, 5 January
2016 Feminist City Light Caper (led by Shauna Janssen), Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, 17 November
2015 Love in a Cold Climate. Public art project/event, presented in collaboration with the Topological Media Lab, Concordia (with Shauna Janssen and Michael Montanaro), 13 February
2014 Illuminations. Public art project/performance, presented in conjunction with the conference, Deindustrialization and its Aftermath, Concordia,1-4 May (pouf! art architecture, Shauna Janssen, Adeline Paradis-Hautcoeur, and Leslie Baker)
Solo exhibitions of my work since 2014
2018 Abundant with Bloom: L’univers floral des femmes de la famille Colby, Colby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Québec, 4 May-8 September
2017 the edge of her garden. Port Gallery, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC, 22-23 April
Group exhibitions of my work since 2014
2017 Safety Strategies: Space, Gender and the City. With Caroline Alexander and 35 participants. Gallery Studio XX, Montréal, February 11-25. Hear also: https://soundcloud.com/smalltalksandcityblocks/caroline-cynthia
2016 Inframince. Group exhibition of recent painting and drawing with Carmela Cucuzzella and Jean-Pierre Chupin, 511 Place d'Armes, Montréal, 15 Dec. 2016-15 January 2017.
2014 Le Possible. As part of the exhibition, Contingent: Only if Participation Occurs. Curators: Mark Clintberg and Erandy Vergara-Vargas. Studio XX, Montréal, December 11-19. With Camille Bédard, Shauna Janssen, Roger Latour, & Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard.
2014 Private choices, Public Spaces. (as part of pouf! art architecture) Curated by ArchiteXX. Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons, New York, NY. September 18 - October 2 http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/currentExhibitions.aspx?id=102452
2014 Parallax: Landscape in Translation. FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, 2-28 September (with Kelly Thompson Kathleen Vaughan)
Exhibitions curated since 2014
2016 ‘Un Paradis sans pommiers’: Le jardin des Soeurs Grises. With Shauna Janssen, co-curator. Public art project/performance, presented in conjunction with the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, UQAM/Concordia. 3-8 June
2014 Points de vue: Le tour Wellington et le paysage culturel de Montréal. In collaboration with Shauna Janssen and Thomas D. Strickland, co-directors. Fonderie Darling/ Quartier Éphémère, Montréal, 24-29 September
Artist residencies since 2014
2018 Artist in Residence, Coby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Québec, February-May
2017 Artist in Residence, Distance residency, Studio XX. Self-directed residency “off-Biennale” with Kelly Thompson and Kathleen Vaughan, Giudecca, Venice, Italy
2017 Artist in Residence, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC. Self-Directed Artist Residency Program, for “The Edge of the Garden: Women, Creativity, and Enclosure”, 9-24 April