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COVID Pedagogies: Tools, Content & Strategies

Kana Wain Dida

COVID-19 Anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene at KANA WAIN DIDA conference


COVID-19 Anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene presented for the KANA WAIN DIDA and AICAD conferences, 2021, speaks to a collaborative creation research project led by Dr. Pam Patterson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art, OCAD University, with Dr. Joanna Black, Professor (Cross-Appointed to Faculty of Art), University of Manitoba and Daniel Payne. This research project was funded by an OCAD U Seed Grant, a Canada Council Strategic Initiatives Digital Futures COVID-19 Grant, a University of Manitoba Creative Works Grant, and a Manitoba Arts Council Grant. Researchers have been exploring the generative potential of working in joyful, vulnerable, and committed communities of practice. Accepting anxiety as a given, as inherent in creative making during this pandemic and in this anthropogenic age, they have exploring mutually supportive pedagogies among themselves, with Gallery 1313, Toronto, and with OCADU and University of Manitoba students. Creating a resource-rich environment for learning, they have been developing curricular resources and teaching and learning models that are being articulated as individually expressive research results.