Creative Publics: Art + the Federal Election

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.



Workshop Schedule:

Friday, Sep, 11: SFU Surrey, 12pm-4pm
Friday, Sep, 17: SFU Burnaby Town Square, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, 12pm-4pm
Friday, Sep, 22: Victory Square Park, 150 W Hastings St, Vancouver BC, 12pm-4pm
Friday, Oct, 2: Victory Square Park, 150 W Hastings St, Vancouver BC, 12pm-4pm