Over the past few months, MONOVA has been working with Capilano University students from EDUC 178 Caring & Learning in Early Years Settings and professors Dr. Elaine Beltran-Sellitti and Tahmina Shayan through CityStudio North Vancouver on a community engagement project that explores place-based representations of decolonization.
CityStudio North Vancouver is an experimentation and innovation hub where Capilano University students collaborate with City of North Vancouver staff and other community partners (such as MONOVA) to co-create projects for the community.
With this project, students were given the opportunity to visit and research a landmark, monument, or landscape in North Vancouver and reflect on it through the lens of decolonization. They were then asked to develop an artistic response based upon their learnings.
The project provoked deep and challenging discussions about the physical and cultural landscape within our community. It also encouraged the team at MONOVA to truly reflect on our community and the ways it can be better represented through the lens of decolonization. As the MONOVA team moves closer to Museum opening in 2021, these important conversations will inform our approach to staff and volunteer training in the future.
Join us for HUBBUB #3
Join us for a sneak peek of the results of the student’s work, which will be presented virtually at the North Vancouver HUBBUB 3: Digital Project Showcase on December 17, 2020 at 10:00am.
HUBBUB is a celebratory showcase during which students, City staff, elected officials, faculty members and community members connect and learn about each-other’s work. At the end of each term, the most creative and exciting projects from CityStudio collaborations are displayed, and visitors can vote for their favourite ideas. A judging panel selects the most impactful, relevant and promising projects, with prizes to celebrate the students’ hard work.
We’d love to see you there. To register, visit CityStudio North Vancouver by December 14.
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Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.