The Office of Rules and Norms, a transdisciplinary research studio recently launched within the Faculty of Fine Arts, is offering a new course called [Anti] Speculation-Excess and the City this winter term.
Art, rules and norms intersect in this experimental seminar where two dozen students will engage as artists with the culture of real estate speculation and the housing crisis. Visiting Artist Marie-Sophie Banville will lead the seminar and help students unpack the complex system of regulations that produces unaffordable cities and leads to social problems of disaplacement, precariousness and homelessness. Banville holds a BA from McGill in Political Science and Gender Studies, and an MA in Urban Planning from UdeM.
She was pleased to discuss this seminar and her relationship with the Office of Rules and Norms.