Sat, November 12 12:00am

Craft & Creative Placemaking

Session 2

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Sat, November 12 12:00am

Craft & Creative Placemaking

Session 2


Ste. Agathe to Edmonton, Still courtesy of Dawn Saunders Dahl


Creative placemaking leverages the power of arts and culture as a catalyst for community and urban development. 

Join panelists Tiffany Shaw and Dawn Saunders Dahl, with moderator Jenna Stanton, as they discuss how their individual craft practices and backgrounds impact and influence their work in Creative Placemaking through their work in arts organizations, public art, temporary and built environments. 

Illustrating how craft skills, creative problem solving, collaborative nature, and a community- building ethos can be a powerful catalyst in creating dynamic spaces that foster connections, exchanges, the sharing of culture and engaging community. 

About Tiffany Shaw

Tiffany Shaw’s work gathers notions of craft, memory and atmosphere, oscillating between digital and analog methodologies. Communal interventions often guide her practice as a way to engage a lifted understanding of place. While born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton, Shaw’s Métis lineage derives from Fort McMurray via Fort McKay and the Red River. Shaw has a BFA from NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) and a Master’s in Architecture from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). She currently works at Reimagine Architects in Edmonton, Alberta and has public art projects across Canada.

About Dawn Saunders Dahl

Dawn Saunders Dahl attended Red Deer College and has two BFA degrees in Painting and Ceramics from the University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) in Calgary. She started her administration work in 2008 with the creation of The Works Indigenous Art Program and in the public art department at the Edmonton Arts Council. Dahl currently works at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, the Galerie Cite at La Cite Francophone in Edmonton and is the Curator of Indigenous Public Art for the Ottawa Public Library and National Library and Archives Joint Facility (opening in 2024). She is also a board member at the Alberta Craft Council and a member of the Moh’kinsstis Public Art Guiding Circle for the City of Calgary.

About Jenna Stanton – Moderator

Jenna Stanton is a ceramicist, craft administrator and creative placemaker. She received a BFA in ceramics at Alberta College of Art + Design (now AUARTS) in 2003 and a Master’s in Ceramic Design in 2012 from Staffordshire University in the potteries of Stoke on Trent, England. Stanton has worked in craft administration throughout her career, from craft retail and wholesale, research for artists’ live/workspaces, as Curator at the Medalta International Ceramic Residency and industrial museum, to her current role as Executive Director at the Alberta Craft Council. The ceramics she creates and the arts administration she undertakes consider function, place and enriching quality of life through creativity and building community. 

Ste. Agathe to Edmonton, Still courtesy of Dawn Saunders Dahl

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Dates & Times

November 12
1pm – 2:20pm 


Fleck Dance Theatre in Queen's Quay Terminal

207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor
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Purchase of 1 symposium pass gives you access to all Shifting Ground Symposium events over the 2 day period.

Keywords Public ArtTalk/Storytelling