Map of the St. Lawrence River indicating project points. Designed by Tricia Enns.
Learning With the St. Lawrence includes multiple digital, material, and in-person projects that explore the initiative’s themes, bringing together arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. These projects include Field Guides and public outreach events.
What are Field Guides?
LWtSL has commissioned a series of Field Guides from artists, inviting them to create works that interpret the River through their art forms. In the spirit of naturalist or tourist field guides that offer visitors an in-depth experience of a particular location, each LWtSL field guide engages with one or more geo-located site along the St. Lawrence. The artists embody their knowledge through drawing, video, photography, dance, text, and sound.
What are public outreach events?
LWtSL conducts public outreach events, art workshops followed by audio-recorded interviews that invite participants to share their experience and knowledge of the St. Lawrence. Participants embody their knowledge through painting, drawing, video, collage, eco-art installations, cyanotypes, poetry, and storytelling. Components of their work are integrated into research-creation works-in-progress.
The River’s Threads