The Marpole Project: Destination Marpole
The Marpole Project: Destination Marpole is an exploration into a specific community and its potential relationship to public art as an agent of change. This research internship examines the community of Marpole - its history, inhabitants, and community - through artistic practice and creative research methodologies. Utilizing interviews, questionnaires, ethnographic methods, creative art practice, and participant action research, the research aims to understand how this community benefits from public art. The internship will gather qualitative and quantitative data about the impact of public art on industry and community and its usefulness in cultivating a relationship between the two; the project’s findings can then be applied to further research and development.