In part 2 of this episode, PhD student Maria Madacky describes her work engaging new immigrants from the community in art making and social change. Maria’s research looks at art as a tool for understanding the world around you and as an inherently healing activity.

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Show Notes

Featured in this episode:

Maria Madacky
PhD researcher and artist studying public programs and artmaking with immigrant communities.

Ed Pien
Ed Pien’s artwork ‘Up in the Air’, is the fish drawing and kite flying project that the new immigrant groups engaged in (featured more in Episode 02: Art and Human Nature).

Referenced in this episode:

Strage Tools
Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature by Alva Noë

Philosopher, Alva Noë presents his theory of why humans make art and its role in shaping society through ‘level 2’ activities (part of the inspiration for the name of the lab).

Matsutake Worlds
Maria Abramović

Abramović is known for her beliefs about non-verbal communication and telepathy. Photo: Marina Abramović sitting with Rebecca Taylor at The Artist is Present performance at The Museum of Modern Art, 2010

Matsutake Worlds
Donald Lawrence

During the visit to the Coutts Centre, Maria’s participants visited Donald Lawrence’s Camera Obscura Project.

Art activities for Up in the Air