Thank you for all those who presented and attended!

The symposium was a great success! Download the symposium catalogue HERE.

Symposium: Friday May 9 to Saturday May 10, 2014

Mind into Matter: Bodies and Space is a platform for the beginnings of an interdisciplinary exchange of critical scholarship and creative practice in the field of body-environment relationships. The three-part event to be held in May 2014 includes a symposium, exhibition, and performance, and engages practitioners from the arts, sciences, and design fields. A publication will document and extend the developing discussions and projects. 


Concurrent Events:


My Mother’s Kitchen


Installation / Performance

May 3 – 17, 2014
Artistic Director: Sarah Bonnemaison, Dalhousie University

This installation and performance unpacks the complexities and problematics that underlie the design of the common kitchen, in a multi-media piece integrating dance, interactive technologies and architecture.




May 9 – 11, 2014
Curator: Peter Dykhuis, Director/Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery

This curated multi-media exhibition will present contemporary design and art practices that explore the aesthetic and politics of movement in domestic spaces.


Poster Session

May 9 – 10, 2014
Curator: Sarah Bonnemaison, Dalhousie University

Architects and designers will present, in the form of a poster, models and prototypes their research in responsive environments.


Location + Contact

The Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Medjuck Building, Dalhousie University
5410 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Symposium: Sarah Bonnemaison


Exhibition: Peter Dykhuis


Martha Barnstead

(902) 494 3210

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