Congratulations to Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Ken Morimoto (Ph.D. candidates, EDCP) and Dr. Rita L. Irwin on the publication of Making-Place: International Postcard Exhibition
Inspired by the rich potential of the International Society for Education through Art World Congress held at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in July 2019, the Making-Place International Postcard Exhibition captures the vitality, creativity and poetics of arts educator’s engagement, enthusiasm and evocations, prompting all viewers to think more deeply about the power of sharing images and text in a seemingly simple act of mail art. Echoing the diversity of attendees to the congress, as well as those unable to attend, this exhibition represents arts educators from around the world eager to participate in the act of artistic collaboration knowing that the result would be an exciting exchange of images, narratives and thoughts compelling all viewers to embrace more opportunities to engage with others through our artistic practices.
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh and Ken Morimoto curated an intimate and compelling exhibition, inviting viewers to walk amongst the postcards clipped to lines strung across the gallery space. Weaving through and dipping beneath these lines of communication provided countless opportunities for viewers to move between postcards and if desired, to read the front and back of each. Viewers were surrounded by the thoughts and images of their colleagues, sometimes stopping them in place and sometimes, giving them a line of flight, nurturing the next exchange. After all, making-place is contextual, mutual, and committed to co-labouring.
This exhibition is a remarkable celebration of the very best of arts educators coming together to share their artistic processes and ideas. Congratulations to the curators and to each of the artists involved in this tremendous exhibition!
We wish to thank the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia for their support in making this catalogue a reality.
Publication | Making-Place: International Postcard Exhibition, InSEA 2019 World Congress
Editors and Curators | Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Ken Morimoto
Foreword | Rita L. Irwin
Graphic Design | Kirsty Robbins
View the Making-Place International Postcard Exhibition publication below.