Through fun exercises and prompts, this workshop invites and challenges participants to reflect on their assumptions about their relationship and connection to dirt and food.
About the workshop facilitator
Andrée Tremblay is a PhD student working towards a degree in the Individualized Program at Concordia University under the supervision of Professor Kim Sawchuck. Reaching beyond anthropocentrism and seeking meaningful collaborations for social transformation, Andrea’s research and creative practices coalesce in environmental humanities and are both inter and transdisciplinary as they bridge communication and education studies, socially engaged practices, sensory and food studies, and urban human geography to cast a critical lens on environmental injustices and inequalities in times of social, health, economic and ecological crises.
Using a mixed methodology of research-creation and iterative and participatory practices, I have created a replicable intergenerational vegetable garden to contemplate embodied, embedded, relational and affective interactions with the materiality of urban ecology and multispecies ethnography with a focus on the parallels between subjective individual and cultural disconnectedness within and to the community, the natural world, and food production.
She is a recipient of a Concordia Sustainability Action Fund Award and the Éric St-Pierre Award. As part of her research, she runs the mind.mouth.heart garden, which is part of the Sustainability Living Lab, on the Loyola campus