Category Archives: Curatorial

From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, Speculative Futures

This exhibition was scheduled to open at Museum London in May, 2021. Postponed due to the pandemic, it is now scheduled for 2022. Curated by Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith In 1968, futurist, systems theorist, and architect R. Buckminster

From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, Speculative Futures

This exhibition was scheduled to open at Museum London in May, 2021. Postponed due to the pandemic, it is now scheduled for 2022. Curated by Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith In 1968, futurist, systems theorist, and architect R. Buckminster

A comprehensive investigation of industrial plastic pellets on beaches across the Laurentian Great Lakes and the factors governing their distribution

In 2018-19, the Synthetic Collective sampled from 66 beaches on the shores of the Laurentian Great Lakes. We collected 12,595 industrial plastic pellets from 66 10x1m sq quadrats. Also known as nurdles or “mermaids’ tears,” pellets are the feedstock of

A comprehensive investigation of industrial plastic pellets on beaches across the Laurentian Great Lakes and the factors governing their distribution

In 2018-19, the Synthetic Collective sampled from 66 beaches on the shores of the Laurentian Great Lakes. We collected 12,595 industrial plastic pellets from 66 10x1m sq quadrats. Also known as nurdles or “mermaids’ tears,” pellets are the feedstock of

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

95% Invisible: The Art of Storage

This year’s Museum and Curatorial Studies practicum exhibition considered practices of art storage, ranging from storing art in nuclear waste facilities, to hoarding, to Geneva Free Ports. For the first time, we made use of augmented reality in the exhibition

95% Invisible: The Art of Storage

This year’s Museum and Curatorial Studies practicum exhibition considered practices of art storage, ranging from storing art in nuclear waste facilities, to hoarding, to Geneva Free Ports. For the first time, we made use of augmented reality in the exhibition

Washing the Dishes

Participant/interlocutor with Serena Lee. “Washing the Dishes.” What is Left? What is Right? Forest City Gallery, curated by Christina Battle and Jenna Faye Powell, exhibition Sep 8-Oct 13, 2017, event November 25, 2017. Over the summer and in the Fall

Washing the Dishes

Participant/interlocutor with Serena Lee. “Washing the Dishes.” What is Left? What is Right? Forest City Gallery, curated by Christina Battle and Jenna Faye Powell, exhibition Sep 8-Oct 13, 2017, event November 25, 2017. Over the summer and in the Fall

Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon

Protectorate 1 was an exhibition curated as a part of the VAS/VAH4485 Museum and Curatorial Practicum in 2016-17. Here is the exhibition description: Since the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, artefacts – ranging from flags and equipment to ephemeral

Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon

Protectorate 1 was an exhibition curated as a part of the VAS/VAH4485 Museum and Curatorial Practicum in 2016-17. Here is the exhibition description: Since the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, artefacts – ranging from flags and equipment to ephemeral

Bookcase Catalogue

Featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt, as well as summaries of all of the exhibitions from 2014-2016, the lavishly illustrated Bookcase catalogue is available online. Click here to see it.

Bookcase Catalogue

Featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt, as well as summaries of all of the exhibitions from 2014-2016, the lavishly illustrated Bookcase catalogue is available online. Click here to see it.

Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor

This website and catalogue are the archive of a parafictional exhibition undertaken by third and fourth year undergraduates enrolled in Museum and Curatorial Studies. In December 1975, Dr. Arthur Nestor, a zoologist and professor at Western University, quit his job

Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor

This website and catalogue are the archive of a parafictional exhibition undertaken by third and fourth year undergraduates enrolled in Museum and Curatorial Studies. In December 1975, Dr. Arthur Nestor, a zoologist and professor at Western University, quit his job

The Bookcase micro-museum and library

In September 2014 I opened the Bookcase micro-museum and lending library in my office. Inspired by my sabbatical, and the various odd collections and mini-museums that I saw while traveling across North America, I decided to open my office to

The Bookcase micro-museum and library

In September 2014 I opened the Bookcase micro-museum and lending library in my office. Inspired by my sabbatical, and the various odd collections and mini-museums that I saw while traveling across North America, I decided to open my office to

Secret Stash

Secret Stash: Accumulation, Hoarding and the Love of Stuff There is a popular statistic that shows that although North Americans make up only eight per cent of the world’s population, they consume one third of the world’s resources and produce

Secret Stash

Secret Stash: Accumulation, Hoarding and the Love of Stuff There is a popular statistic that shows that although North Americans make up only eight per cent of the world’s population, they consume one third of the world’s resources and produce