Showcase: Edging forward exhibit

Edging forward exhibit

The Library is pleased to host the Edging Forward: Reconnection, Reconciliation, Regeneration art exhibit in Showcase, the Library’s space for promoting Royal Roads' innovative, applicable, and real-world research. The exhibit is on display now until January 31 2018.

Edging Forward: Reconnection, Reconciliation, Regenerationpreviously exhibited at the Robert Bateman Centre, is a creative collaboration between Royal Roads’ Ann Dale and artist Nancyanne Cowell. After realizing there was something missing in sustainability discussions, an artist and an author came together to explore the thread of love. There is enough evidence and social innovation to act now, but what is holding us back? How do we leap towards new sustainable pathways? Responding to the core themes in Dale’s forthcoming book, Edging Forward: Achieving Sustainable Community Development, Cowell explores how love and emotion are blended with science. Through luminous brushwork, her oil paintings merge the abstract with the figurative. They emphasize how our existence is inherently linked to nature and illuminate the beauty of this relationship. A compelling story has the ability to shape and influence the world around us. By blending art with science, this multi-media exhibit shares how collaboration and compassion can help us leap forward to a more sustainable world.

In addition, several of Dale’s HEADTalk (humanity, education and design) videos, which highlight research outcomes from the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development, are available for viewing in the Showcase screening room.

If you have research you would like to promote through Showcase, please contact Devina Dandar, Scholarly Communications Librarian, to discuss what Showcase can do for you and your work.

*Edging Forward exhibit description reused with permission.