Rebellious and Deviant: Art as an Act of Revolution

A Response to Carina’s “It Only Takes a Flicker to Light a Room and Spark a Revolution” Carina Pagotto’s art piece “It Only Takes a Flicker to Light a Room and Spark a Revolution” is a response to Grainge’s article about the 1998 film Pleasantville. The film itself blends black and white 50’s aesthetic with…

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Strange & Familiar: The Architecture of Fogo Island

After the collapse of the fishery, Fogo Island’s main employer, the Newfoundland island was in dire straits until the return of native islander Zita Cobb, who funneled her self-made fortune into an ambitious project combined innovation, artistic vision, environmental responsibility, and community involvement in order to revitalize the ailing Fogo Island economy. In recent years, the…

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An English Exchange Adventure

When I was in high school, I had a French and Spanish teacher who loved to reminisce about her time living abroad in France as a university student. I remember being so enchanted by her stories and the concept of going to school for a year in another country; as someone who has only ever…

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Finding Beauty in the Buildings

Ever thought the International Graduate and Affairs Building was poetic? Thought of a sonnet in the Visual Arts Centre? Felt melodious in Weldon library? Western’s 2016/17 Canada Council Writer in Residence is fusing our campus world with the multiverse of poetry, and she’s looking for undergraduate and graduate student writers to help. Margaret Christakos, an…

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