CUAG exhibit features ‘space drawings’

Sun K. Kwak, a New York-based Korean artist, has been practising what she calls “space drawings” since 1995. As of Jan. 15, the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) is the most recent space to host her work. The artist installed her exhibit called Untying Space, which is her first solo exhibition in Canada, over a two-week period. Lines of black masking tape weave across the white walls of the gallery’s mezzanine, creating bold and dramatic waves of contrast. Kwak, who was trained in painting, calls this method “drawing.” “As a medium, black masking tape freely shifts between two and three dimensional planes,” she said over email. “ ‘Untying’ means freeing the space and myself through lines, and transforms the space […]

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In/Words explores travel in upcoming issue

In/Words, Carleton’s student-run small press literary magazine, has been asking writers and visual artists to reflect on their experiences of travelling abroad for its newest issue, which is set to be released Nov. 7. The 20-page travel-themed publication showcases poetry, prose, photography, and artwork from approximately 15 contributors from across Canada, according to editor Alison Griffith. This issue’s theme was decided by Griffith, who said the four members of this year’s In/Words editing team agreed to each come up with a different theme for the issues to be published this academic year. “I decided, for my issue, to do travel because I absolutely love travelling,” Griffith said. “I’m always taking off and I’m not really ever sitting still. So, I […]

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New recycling system piloted in UC food court

A robust disposal system has made its way to the University Centre food court at Carleton in an effort to improve the school’s recycling efforts, according to Sandra Nelson, the director of strategic procurement with Carleton’s Purchasing Services. Nelson said the university underwent a waste audit earlier this year and the results showed that only 12 per cent of waste produced in the food court was going into recycling. She added that of the other waste generated, 73 per cent should have entered recycling instead of being sent to landfill. The new four-step disposal station in the University Centre, which was implemented by the school in partnership with MASS Environmental Service, allows for the separation of liquids, food, recyclables, and […]

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Canada Reads books highlight diversity

Canada Reads 2017 is right around the corner with a diverse slate of novels this year. The competition is organized annually by the CBC, and gives five personalities the chance to defend five different books in a debate that spans several episodes. At the end of each episode, one book is voted out of the competition until only one is left—the book every Canadian should read. This year’s final five books were written by authors with Inuk, Caribbean, Métis, and Kenyan backgrounds. Some, such as Sara Jamieson from Carleton University’s English department, believe the competition’s diversity reflects Canada’s personality. “The idea of Canada as a diverse society is something that is very important to many Canadians, so [Canada Reads] may […]

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GSA and ASC form Truth and Reconciliation Committee

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Carleton University Students’ Association’s Aboriginal Service Centre (ASC) announced plans to get involved with the recently released Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) report and implement the report’s findings on campus at a meeting Sept. 17. Together, the two groups will form a committee to research and write a report about the TRC and its impact on Carleton’s campus. According to the GSA website, the committee will present its findings to the university administration and publish the report online. The TRC committee was originally formed when Theo Hug, GSA vice-president (external), created a motion that was passed through to the GSA council this past June. The TRC is a group that aims to facilitate […]

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