Creative Publics: Art + Elections

From September 10th – October 2nd, 2015 Creative Publics brought together artists, students and community members to participate in art-making inspired by social and political issues leading up to the federal election in October 2015.

In collaboration with  mobile art studio Tin Can Studio, we traveled to four sites and set up mix-media collaging workshops  where participants had the opportunity to explore election issues while engaging in a creative, tactile activity.

Read our final report here.

​The project culminated in an interactive public art installation that was on display in front of the Belzberg Library at SFU Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver during the week before the election (October 12th -16th).

Creative Publics is a project of Simon Fraser University, Gen Why Media, and the Art for Social Change (ASC) research project.

Read our press release here.

The Creative Publics project evolved in to the Creative Publics Lab which is housed at the SFU School of Communications and brings together post-secondary students with local practitioners to work on experimental art, design and media projects aimed at developing new political practices that engage local communities in issues of public concern.