CCID 202 SU02B: Fieldwork: Topics

This Culture and Community Interdisciplinary (CCID) practice based topics course, will offer students an opportunity to engage in coursework focused on embedded practice that includes an off-site fieldwork experience. This includes various sites and locations away from the University campus, including but not limited to long distance fieldtrips, field houses, neighbourhood houses, community centres, and other learning spaces related to curriculum. Students will create their own practice-based projects based on site research, cultural context, and independent studio work related to course-specific learning outcomes, and research requirements of the faculty teaching the course. This course is open to students in any degree program.

Course content: 
Special Topic: Reciprocity / Recipe / City

In this course students will look at the ways we can define resiliency, keep our neighbourhood nourished, and what it means to create a community of care. With the resources at 312 Main, a community co-op in the Downtown Eastside (DTES), close to historic Chinatown and Hogan’s Alley, students will have the opportunity to contribute to generative city-building. Exploration will be done through the lens of food and foraging as a way of acknowledging land, place, and knowledge. Through a practice-based approach, students will be able to ground their expertise not only within the community but within the physical space at 312 Main, and its history. We will build upon research ethics towards informed community consent and empowering voices in the DTES community not as subjects, but as experts. 

Classes will be an intercultural, intergenerational mix of events, exchange, feasting, lectures, and making, with time for students to develop and reflect on their work enlivening on-site archives, and bridging stories and conversation in preparing for the unknowable futures on unceded Coast Salish territories.


Completion of 21 credits

Additional comments: 
Term 2. TOPIC: Reciprocity / Recipe / City. CC-B (with CCID 302 SU02B).
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jul 2-Aug 16
W F C3265 MAIN