nitobe symposium posterThe Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts (CAUSA) presents a one-day symposium on January 9, 2016 from 10:30am-5:30pm. Speakers will touch on topics such as observations and reflections concerning “problems of authenticity” and “factors of futurity” within both the socially engaged practice of landscape architecture and its continually rigorous conservation and revivification.

Affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CAUSA aims to develop autonomous scholarly analysis and interpretation of visual culture (including problems of intelligibility) within specific historical contexts. CAUSA functions in association with a ‘global village’ network of independent and institutional scholars – in tandem with a pluralistic community of socially engaged contemporary artists.

CAUSA sustains a continuative process of philosophical reflection by connecting its program of research to an expansive glimmering that was first formulated by Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian philosopher of communication theory.

Event details

When: January 9, Saturday 2016 | 10:30am-5:30pm
Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, (Rm. 301, Lillooet Room)


  • Adrian Archambault, Archivist/Architectural Heritage Advocate
  • Donald Luxton, Architect/Heritage Advocate/Consultant
  • Terrence Russell, Department of Asian Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • Ryo Sugiyama, Curator, Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC
  • Cornelia Oberlander, founder of Cornelia Han Oberlander Landscape Architects

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