Social Artistry Through Co-Creation

Feb 24–Mar 30, 2020
12:30–2:20 p.m.

Simon Fraser University
2300 – 515 West Hastings Street


How can you bring your creativity to a cause that you believe in? Maybe through the concept of co-creation—collaborative innovation in which ideas are shared and improved together. This course is a proving ground where you can explore your own queries. Together we will bring focus, perspective, skills and fresh vision to the social arena within the liberating frame of a collaborative learning space. We will explore your own knowledge, and connect it with scholarship from fields including public health and literature, to help you build and engage with a co-creation community to undertake a project. This course heavily relies on felt experience and reflective dialogue. You’ll apply several relevant artistic methods along the way, including reflection, question exchange, storytelling, and visual thinking.

Note: This small class involves active participation and group discussion.


Keiko Honda, PhD, MPH, specialized in cancer epidemiology at Columbia University; her work focuses on theories of behaviour change and advanced intervention design. She is the founder of the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society.

Isabelle Jolly co-owned a gallery in Mexico and participated in About Women for Women by Women, a program to lift women out of poverty by raising self-esteem. She is a director of the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society.

The Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society acknowledges that we live, work, and learn on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam,  Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh Coast Salish Peoples.