Dr. Cameron Cartiere is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. She is a practitioner, writer and researcher specializing in public art, curatorial practice, urban renewal, sculpture and sculpture parks. She is the author of RE/Placing Public Art, co-editor of The Practice of Public Art, and co-author of the Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment. Her current book in progress (with Martin Zebracki, University of Leeds, UK) is The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion.
Cameron is just completing the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded research project chART: Public Art Marpole. The project aims to support public art and community engagement through creativity and innovation and is a collaboration between Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Marpole Business Association, Public Art Vancouver, Translink, Simon Fraser University, the Downtown Business Association, the Vancouver Public Library, local schools and community groups.
Building on the success of the chART research, Cameron is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of artists, writers, scientists, and new media researchers to work with several municipalities to convert neglected greenways and brown-field sites into native pollinator pastures using public art as the driving force for positive sustainable environmental change.