Reclaiming Art & Culture for Social Change

Suggested online resources:

  • Cardinal, G. (2003). Totem: The return of the G'psgolox Pole, this NFB documentary traces the journey of the Haisla people to reclaim the G'spgolox totem pole that disappeared from the British Columbia village in 1929. It was discovered more than 60 years later in a Stockholm museum. This video raises questions about ownership and the meaning of Aboriginal objects held in museums. (70 min.). (StFX only)
  • Community Arts Network, an archived collection of articles on community arts in many contexts.
  • Golden Fingers. (2011, July 12). Molas: textile art of Kuna people. [Blog].
  • Mapping Memories is a media project which uses personal stories and a range of media tools to better understand the experiences of youth with refugee experience in Montreal, QC.
  • Women, art and community activism, Women and Environments International Magazine, no.72/73, 2006. (StFX only)

Suggested resources in library:

  • Barndt, D. (2001). Naming, making and connecting: reclaiming lost arts: the pedagogical possibilities of photo-story production. In P. Campbell & B. Burnaby (Eds.), Participatory practices in adult education (p.31-54). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 374 C153p
  • Barndt, D. (Ed.). (2006). Wild fire: art as activism. Toronto: Sumach Press. 370.193 B259w
  • Barndt, D., et al. (Eds.). (2011). VIVA!: community arts and popular education in the Americas. Toronto: Between the Lines. 370.194 B259v
  • Goldbard, A. (2006). New creative community: the art of cultural development. Oakland: New Village Press. 700.103 G564n
  • King, T. (2003). The truth about stories. Toronto: Anansi Press. 813.54 K587t
  • Knight, K., et al. (2005). Beginner's guide to community-based arts. Oakland: New Village Press. 700.103 K745b
  • Mackey, C. (2010). Random acts of culture: reclaiming art and community in the 21st century. Toronto: Between the Lines. 306.0905 M199r
  • Naidus, B. (2009). Arts for change: teaching outside the frame. Oakland: New Village Press. 700.103 N143a
  • Reed, T.V. (2005). The art of protest: culture and activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the streets of Seattle. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 303.484028 R251a