The Pedagogical Impulse is a SSHRC-funded research-creation project at the intersections between social practice, knowledge production, pedagogy, and school. As a site for artistic-research in art and education it has initiated a number of experimental, critical, and collaborative projects.
Instant Class Kit is a SSHRC-funded portable curriculum guide and pop-up exhibition dedicated to socially-engaged art as pedagogy. Produced as an edition of four, and part of the larger The Pedagogical Impulse project the kit brings together contemporary curriculum materials in the form of artist multiples such as zines, scores, games, newspapers and other sensory objects from a diverse group of artist-educators across North America. Instant Class Kit is closely modelled on the multi-sensory and open-ended strategies of Fluxkits, as well as hands-on learning kits commonly used in K-12 education. Combining these influences, Instant Class Kit offers an interactive and speculative approach to teaching that is participatory, collaborative, and social justice oriented.
WalkingLab is a SSHRC-funded International research project with a goal to create a collaborative network and partnership between artists, arts organizations, activists, scholars and educators interested in walking, movement, and sensory knowledge.
Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (BIT) is a SSHRC-funded project (PI Carla Rice) intended to establish a community-university research program that builds and expands upon a working relationship between Project Re·Vision and Tangled Art + Disability, Ontario’s leading disability arts organization that cultivates disability, d/Deaf, and Mad arts in Ontario. Stephanie Springgay is a Stream Leader 'Mobilizing Artistic and Activist Methodologies' on the grant.
The Artists’ Soup Kitchen served more than 500 people over six Mondays – January 9th to February 13th, 2012. During the project, artists were invited to come to the Artists’ Soup Kitchen for a free hot lunch. Different artists hosted the lunch each week and brought their creative practices to the Soup Kitchen.