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Koerner Speaker Series in Neotropical Conservation

Mar 18, 2014, 6pm-8pm

In her talk, Excavating Land and Memory Through Public Art, world renowned muralist Judy Baca will discuss the significance of one of the prominent images represented in the Canadian panel of the World Wall – Teztan Biny, otherwise known as Fish Lake.

Baca will demonstrate how land and memory are critical to the cultural preservation of indigenous communities. She will address the issues of land conservation and the effect of megaproject development on the memory and tradition of indigenous people as it relates to proposed projects in the biological corridors of Costa Rica.

Baca is best known for her large-scale public murals. Her art involves extensive community engagement and participation, and addresses multicultural audiences. Currently, Baca continues to work on the World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear. Baca's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, published in numerous periodicals, journals, and books, and documented in several films. She has received awards and recognition for her work from community groups and was the recipient the 2012 Outstanding Latino/a Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.


Location:Robert McEwen Auditorium, Schulich School of Business
Sponsor:Koerner Foundation & Faculty of Environmental Studies
Posted by:Jennifer Ferdinands
Web Sitehttp://fes.yorku.ca/koerner
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