Lara Rosenoff Gauvin

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IDP Awareness Day was a public, collaborative exhibition aimed at engaging Canadians in dialogue about internal displacement. The cross-disciplinary, multi-media public intervention brought together community groups, NGOs, students, and artists who were already committed to internal displacement issues, I organized and curated  IDP Awareness Day with Andrea McKinlay and GuluWalk.

The Lobby gallery’s mandate is to foster alternative and artistic forms of dissemination of research through critical artistic expression, enabling a space for creative dialogue about global issues. It also seeks to build communication among students, faculty, researchers and the Vancouver public through the exhibition of innovative, engaging and responsible art work. I founded the Lobby Gallery in 2010, and curated 24 exhibitions by students, faculty members, artists, and community groups until 2014. The gallery continues its interdisciplinary programming under new curatorial guidance.