|| Stephanie Springgay|
Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and Art Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, 2004
M.A. in Curriculum Studies and Art Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, 2001
B.Ed. in elementary education with a specialization in the arts, Queen’s University, 2000
BFA Studio, Queen’s University, 1992
Dr. Springgay’s research focuses on contemporary art and pedagogy. Currently she is working on two interrelated Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants.
“The Institute of Walking” is a research-creation study that examines walking as an aesthetic practice, as a form of corporeal pedagogy, and a bodily way of knowing and being with others. In the project, a series of new relational and interventionist art works will be created by Diane Borsato, and several other Canadian and International artists. The new public works will propose alternatives to the limiting conceptions of walking as slow or antiquated, or walking as fitness. The project will excavate and generate another discourse around the subversive, epistemological, pedagogic, and aesthetic implications of walking.
“The Pedagogical Impulse” is a platform for research-creation concerned with contemporary art’s paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational. The project will orient itself around a series of artist residencies that will take place across a number of educational sites (K-12 classrooms, teacher education programs, graduate programs, and community spaces) in order to examine how artists are engaging with educational concepts as spaces for the development of new critical practices, and the potential transformative engagements that occur when such art practices are located in collaboration with schools. www.thepedagogicalimpulse.com
She is a member of and research consultant for “The Torontonians”, an art collective based in Parkdale, Toronto. They are a division of the research-art atelier Mammalian Diving Reflex, which is lead by artistic director Darren O’Donnell. Their current project "Producers of Parkdale"is a year-long mentorship residency at the Gladstone Hotel, where they will be learning the ropes of event production: curating, budgeting, marketing, production management and hospitality. www.mammalian.ca
Stephanie Springgay teaches courses in curriculum theory/studies and critical approaches to arts-based research in the graduate program. In the Initial Teacher Education program she has taught several sections of School and Society and is currently teaching the curriculum and instruction course to junior/intermediate art education majors.
Stephanie Springgay is the co-director of the Centre for Media and Culture in Education at OISE/UT (http://cmce.oise.utoronto.ca/).
She sits on the board of directors for the Images Festival, Toronto's Independent and experimental video and film festival (http://www.imagesfestival.com/).
Honours and Awards
• Mary Rouse Early Career Award, The Women’s Caucus of the National Art Education Association, 2010
• Early Career Award, The Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, 2009
• Outstanding Dissertation Award, The Arts and Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, 2005
• Post Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2004
• The Ted T. Aoki Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies, The University of British Columbia, 2005
• The Gordon and Marion Smith Prize for Excellence as an Artist and Art Educator, The University of British Columbia, 2004
• Teaching Assistant Prize, The University of British Columbia, 2003
Graduate Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2003
The Starving Artists Collective presents:
THE ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN
Toronto, January 9 – February 13, 2012: For six Monday afternoons this winter, artists are invited to a FREE HOT LUNCH at the ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN. Each week is hosted by different artists who will bring their creative practices to The ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN. Lunches include a Dr. Seuss homage by artist Ulysses Castellanos offering green eggs and ham on January 9 and mystic pizza crust divination readings by Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling on Janaury 16. Documentation from the ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN will be used to create a printed catalogue/recipe book that includes recipes, images from participating artists and critical writing about the project. The ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN is presented by the Starving Artists Collective: Catherine Clarke, Jess Dobkin and Stephanie Springgay.
FREE hot lunch for artists
A different menu each week
Mondays from 12-3pm
The Raging Spoon Cafe
761 Queen Street West, Toronto
Wheelchair accessible space.
Monday, January 9: Ulysses Castellanos
Monday, January 16: Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling
Monday, January 23: Tobaron Waxman
Monday, January 30: Natalyn Tremblay
Monday, February 6: Annie Cheung
Monday, February 13: Swintak
Made possible with support from the Toronto Arts Council and Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada.