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Public Art, Health and Wellbeing

Mari Linnman, mediator as part of 3CA and board member of Société des Nouveaux commanditaires en arts & sciences, will present a series of commission carried in hospitals, clinics and other spaces of care:


· Monument of images, Paul-Brousse hospital, Ville-juif

· Near the Acacia, specialised autism unit, Etampes

· La Nursery garden, Mayotte and La Réunion – (French overseas territories)

As a Respondent, Glen will look questions of public engagement and the shifting landscape of contemporary public art. Relevant to the conversation on Art and Health is a special issue of Cogent, Glen co-edited with Susan Cox (UBC) and Jaqueline Davidson (Emily Carr University):

About 3CA

Created in 1998, 3CA is a not-for-profit organisation located in Paris. Its purpose is to support the creation, production, distribution and reception of works of art.


3CA instructs and accompanies contemporary art projects from their definition to their realization and invents new modalities in the production and distribution of works. Its ambition is to encourage dialogue between citizens and artists and to offer the greatest number of people the possibility of discovering the multiple forms of today's artistic creation.


A member of the Société Nouveaux Commanditaires Arts & Sciences, 3CA has been implementing the Nouveaux Commanditaires action since 1999. 3CA was founded and is directed by Mari Linnman


La Maison Forestiere Wilfred Owen by Simon Patterson 2011 a_web.jpg
La Maison Forestiere Wilfred Owen by Simon Patterson 2011 a_web.jpg

Mari Linnman

Mari Linnman, is a curator and cultural mediator trained at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the École du Magasin in Grenoble. She has implemented some thirty artistic commissions in various places, dealing with issues related to education, research, health and the environment.


Glen Lowry

Glen Lowry is the Executive Director and Advisor to the Provost for Partnerships, Outreach and Research at OCAD University. Trained as a literary theorist (PhD in English), Glen has published widely on contemporary Canadian literature and culture, and he is a specialist in cross-disciplinary collaborations and creative practice-led research. Self-described as a production-side cultural theorist, embedded critic, and unsettled settler, Glen works across critical and creative modalities—scholarly research, poetics, design, visual art,  publishing, and public engagement—to engage a range of community stakeholders and publics. Discussion of this work was recently published  in Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation, ed. Natalie Loveless, U of Albert Press, 2019.

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