Maria Fusco is a Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Fusco will reflect on the role of experimental forms of writing within the academic context, and how they may be used to critically engage with, and further embody, research-based practice. She interrogates the phenomenon of writing about art, writing about writing and art about writing, but primarily she is interested in is what she describes as “writing with art”. In her roles as art critic, editor, lecturer, fiction writer and Director of Writing at Goldsmiths College, Fusco has searched out diverse styles of writing, not simply for their literary value but as part of an ongoing fascination with the slippery nature of writing, and its intimate relationship to contemporary art practice.
This lecture is part of our series Imagining Our Future, which examines the geographical, historical, and cultural context of our university's anticipated move further east in Sen'ákw (the False Creek Flats). Through speakers, workshops, artistic interventions and other forms, the series explores the relationship between our proposed campus and the land on which it will be built, the communities that surround it, the historical and urban context of the site, and its promise to become a central element in a new creative and cultural district in the City of Vancouver.