Dr. Kathleen Vaughan is Co-Director of the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. She’s a professor in Art Education, Concordia University Research Chair in Art + Education for Sustainable and Just Futures (Tier 1)
A visual artist, writer, scholar, and educator Dr. Vaughan’s work reflects a trans-disciplinary orientation to questions of place and belonging and the theme of ‘home’. She aims to balance her love for post-industrial sites, urban forests and green spaces with critical engagement, and often uses walking and mapping as method and form. Kathleen uses textile practices, painting, drawing, photography, installation, audio and video. Her work comprises multiple approaches, studio-based, collaborative/participatory and community-based.
Active within her Montreal neighbourhood of Pointe-St-Charles, Kathleen has worked with seniors and children in social housing, schools and community agencies. She has also developed creative projects with children, adults and seniors in Toronto, Iceland, Latvia and the Netherlands, oriented to cultivating knowledge and awareness of ‘place’ and building community.