A continuation of the exploration ‘In Good Taste’, this panel discussion seeks to answer the question: What does it mean to have truly good taste in the modern world?
This intimate conversation will look to the perspectives of cultural knowledge keepers, who bring with them an understanding of how a sense of place, and personal history, should inform our choices.
Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.
Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist and curator. Throughout his artistic practice, Morin investigates the impact zones that occur when Indigenous practices collide with Western-settler colonialism. Morin’s artworks are shaped, and reshaped, by Tahltan epistemological production and often take on the form of performance interventions. Morin’s practice has spanned twenty years so far, with exhibitions in London, Berlin, Singapore, and New Zealand, as well as across Canada and the United States. In addition to his exhibition history, Morin has curated exhibitions for the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery, and Burnaby Art Gallery. He was longlisted for the Brink and Sobey Awards, in 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, Morin received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Canadian Mid-Career Artist. He holds a SSHRC grant, Crossing media, Crossing Canada: performing the land we are, which explores the meeting up of media and durational performance. Morin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the OCAD University in Toronto.
The conversation will take place alongside a tea mocktail creation, to stimulate conversation and connection, together while apart, as we explore these important topics. Moderated by TEALEAVES, Canadian tea blenders who believe in the blending of not only tea, but people, organizations and ideas. Founded on the principles of education, enlightenment and enchantment.
Recipe Winter Berry:
Mountain Berry Tea
Garnish of choice, such as Spruce, Lime Wedge, or Mint