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Dimensions of Music Care Part 3: Community Music

"In this, our third instalment of this blog series on the ten dimensions of music care, we are focusing on Community Music. There is exciting academic research being done in the field of Community Mus...

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Eco-Art and Canadian Neoliberalism by Jessica Jacobson-Konefall

How do ecological and social justice artworks memorialize, inspire and embody social movements? How do they track changes in the relationships between ecology, citizens, Indigenous nations and the state? J...

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Family Photos: Digital Photography as Emancipatory Art Education in Montreal’s Black Community

"This thesis documents a participatory action research project in which I collaborated with a Caribbean-Canadian family of four, to study their experiences of familial art education and photographic p...

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Making Place Work: Site-Specific Socially Engaged Art in 21st Century Toronto

Site-specific socially engaged art practices are on the rise, particularly in cities. Global migration, global networks and online communication notwithstanding, artists, curators and cultural institutions...

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Choreographic Play: Investigating Dynamic Choreographic Engagement with all Bodies

"Choreographic Play: Investigating Dynamic Choreographic Engagement with all Bodies is informed by the burgeoning trend to include multi-ability bodies in the practice of contemporary dance. An import...

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Create & Grow Strong: Using Creative Exploration, Expression & Celebration to Foster Resilience in Youth

"This research explored the idea that a creative project undertaken in a group setting could help youth to cultivate the traits that contribute to increased resilience elsewhere in life. This thesis w...

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Why the Caged Bird Sings: Radical Inclusivity, Sonic Survivance and the Collective Ownership of Freedom Songs + Tools

"This thesis, by way of deep reflection and truthful recounting, pays homage to six different groups of predominately Indigenous incarcerated women and detained male youth, who engaged with me in an a...

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Time River Blue Mouths Infinite Absence: Madness, Grief, Art

"This thesis explores social conceptions of madness, drawing on theorists such as Tobin Siebers, Sara Ahmed, Lynne Huffer and Ann Cvetkovich, and engaging with works of art by people who have been inv...

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Roma Refugee Youth and Applied Theatre: Imagining a future vernacular

"This paper examines an experiment in theatre-making with a group of Roma refugee youth currently living in Toronto, Canada. A drama academic, a professional theatre director, an Executive Director of...

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Appropriating City Spaces: Exploring Practice, Process and Policy in Aboriginal Street Art

"In this thesis I analyze the city of Toronto’s graffiti management policies, constructing street art as a new commons to offer a means of understanding cultural production, appropriation, and resis...

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Transformative Community Art: Re-visioning the Field of Practice

"Community art is a multidisciplinary practice that was engendered by two main perspectives on art; a functionalist approach and an ‘art as essential to humanity’ approach. These differing ideolog...

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The Art of Remembering: Iranian Political Prisoners, Resistance and Community

"Over the last three decades, many women and men who were political prisoners in the Middle East have come to Canada as immigrants and refugees. In their countries of origin, they resisted oppressive ...

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