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Fire Season: Changing Depictions of Western Canadian Landscape

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey Campus

12666 72 Avenue

Spruce Atrium

Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

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Part of KPU's Arts Speaker Series, presented by Liz Toohey-Wiese, Fine Arts. Taking place on Spruce Atrium.

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Looking at the history of depictions of Western Canadian landscape, produced by artists, tourism boards, and marketing departments, this presentation considers how economy and landscape have long been tied together in British Columbia. With the dramatic changes of climate change, and the prolonged forest fire season happening each year, this research considers changing how the history of forest fire prevention, with its accompanying posters and mascots such as “Smokey the Bear” came into being, and how artists are attempting to process these changes through their art practices. This presentation will appeal to a wide audience with cross-disciplinary research, engaging imagery, and relates to the everyday reality of living in B.C. as our climate shifts each year.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey Campus

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