Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict

INSPIRE Seminar Series: Research and Creation in Sites of Ethical Demand - Models of Conduct and Practice

The INSPIRE seminar with Lois Klassen took place on Wednesday 30 March, 15:00-16:00 CET.

To watch the recording of the event, please click here.

Research and Creation in sites of ethical demand: Models of conduct and practice

Lois Klassen is an artist, writer and researcher based on Coast Salish Territory (traditional and unceded) in what is referred to as Vancouver. Known for long-range projects that invite and engage participants in collective actions, Klassen’s projects deliberately face ethical demand by way of social, aesthetic and material methods. Her project, Reading the Migration Library, invites collaborations in small press publishing of content related to current and historic approaches to migration.

Klassen was a 2020 Fulbright Fellow at University of Texas in El Paso (Center for Inter-American Border Studies and the Ruben Center for the Visual Arts) and is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Critical Media Art Studios at Simon Fraser University. Lois Klassen serves as the coordinator of the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board and is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards Circle of Experts.

Read more about Lois Klassen's work here.

The INSPIRE seminar series is a monthly online space where we explore arts-based methods, collaborative methods, ethics of doing research with artists, art as transformation, engaged scholarship - all in the context of violent conflict and war - with invited researchers and artists.