Architecture, urbanism, built culture, Japanese architecture and urbanism, architectural theory.
Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Community Education, Free Community Education with Downtown Eastside Residents who Experience Marginalization, Poverty, Addictions and Education, Community-University Relationships, Representation, Cultural Studies, Critical and Creative Pedagogy, Interdisciplinarity, Site-Specific Art, Collectives, Implicatedness, Activism
Arts education, arts teacher education, teacher education, arts based research, research creation, artists-in-residence, community engagement, diversity, international education, refugee education
Japanese literature, medieval Japanese history, women’s writing, Japanese women’s history, Japanese women’s education, travel writing, autobiography, diaries, wet nurses, narratology
English Renaissance and 17th century literature; English Reformation and church history; Edmund Spenser; Richard Hooker; John Donne; The Metaphysical Poets; John Milton; early modern devotional poetry and prose; T.S. Eliot; opera
Informal Learning; Large-scale public events; World Expositions; Museums; Science Centres; Aquariums; Evaluation; Out-of-school learning; Visitor experiences; long-term memories as legacies of events;
Theatre, directing, acting, playwriting, contemporary classics, Sam Shepard, David Mamet, Samuel Beckett, Canadian theatre
art education; artistic and aesthetic development; teacher education
Theatre, acting, directing, new play development, comedy, commedia dell’arte, solo performance, play producing, Canadian theatre, Canadian plays
Transcultural identity and hybridity.
Through the critical angle of visual art, my work encompasses other elements such as
sociology, geography, economics, politics, literature; and finally, the dynamics of
globalisation, local culture and individual identity shifts. These shifts do not merely
constitute a simple amalgamation of two original subjects, but instead, seek to create an
entirely new space.
Modern art; modernism; Canadian art and photography; American art and photography; nuclear art and photography; nuclear threat; Dr. Strangelove; nuclear postcards; art controversies; museums and collectors; Group of Seven; David Milne; James Wilson Morrice; Emily Carr; Henri Matisse; Barnett Newman; Roy Kiyooka; Greg Curnoe; Robert Del Tredici; Ishiuchi Miyako; Mark Ruwedel.
Latin America, Argentina, Southern Cone, Latin American Cinema, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, Solidarity, Transnationalism, Citizenship