What defines a healthy city in 2020? Join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for a series of expert panels to explore the many factors—from nature and housing to climate and art—that make a healthy city in 2020.

This upcoming edition titled, Building Community Through Creativity brings together artists, activists, cultural workers and academics to share experiences and insights into how cities can centre the work of artists in serving people and strengthening communities.

The event will be moderated by Sandra Dyck, director of the Carleton University Art Gallery.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration/RSVP Link:  https://carleton.ca/fass/healthy-cities/


Jamaal Jackson Rogers

Jamaal Jackson Rogers is Ottawa’s former English Poet Laureate and Carleton University’s Music Program 2019-2020 Artist in Residence. He uses his performance studio, The Origin Arts & Community Centre, as his launch pad to teach, mentor and advocate for the arts.

Mara Brown

Mara Brown is the inaugural director of the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC). She has occupied a variety of dynamic and demanding positions in arts management, production and capital renovations. Her national and international work has led her throughout rural and urban centres supporting independent artists, non-profit organizations and corporations.

Melanie Yugo

Melanie Yugo has a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on activating community and cultural life in the public sphere. She co-founded Possible Worlds, an art, print and music platform in Ottawa, and Spins & Needles, a collective that engages communities through curated art and music experiences. As a printmaker and socially-engaged artist, she investigates the reconstruction of narratives related to identity, place, histories and futures.

Ellen Waterman

Ellen Waterman is both a music scholar with a strong focus on music in Canada and a flutist specializing in creative improvisation. She was appointed to the inaugural Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada at Carleton University in 2019 where she is developing a research program committed to investigating issues of diversity and decolonization of music in Canada through scholarship, research creation, and experiential learning.

Danielle Printup

Danielle Printup is a Hodinohso:ni / Anishnaabe arts administrator and curator from Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, QC, with maternal roots in Ohsweken, ON. She has a BA in art history from the University of Guelph and has completed the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices at the Canadian Museum of History. She has worked at Galerie SAW Gallery, the Indigenous Art Centre and the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program. She currently works as the programs assistant at Carleton University Art Gallery. Most recently, Printup curated the touring group exhibition Inaabiwin, which was organized by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa and presented at The Ottawa Art Gallery in the fall of 2019.

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