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Camille Turner


Turner, Camille

  • AOCA, Ontario College of Art and Design
  • BPE, McMaster University
  • MES, Faculty of Environmental Studies



Year Entered: 2017

Dissertation Title

The Landscape of Forgetting: Staging Black Memory in Canadian Heritage Museums

Comprehensive Areas

  • Afrofuturism & Black Radical Imagination
  • Historical Silence
  • Trans Atlantic Slavery & Canadian History

Teaching Experience

  • 2013-15  Lecturer, Art, Culture and Community, University of Toronto, Created and instructed courses providing a theoretical and practice based introduction to public space and social practice art..
  • 2003-11 Toronto School of Art, Instructor and Coordinator of Digital Certificate Program
  • 2009  Algoma University, Visiting Professor, Fine Arts


2016     Paavo and Aino Lukhari Fellowship, CERLAC York U
2016     Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award
2012     Outstanding Paper Award York University, FES, York U
1993    Hilda and Harry Mitz Plastics Award, OCADU
1992    Procter and Gamble Tuition Scholarship, OCADU

Invited Talks

Moniruzzaman, M., Turner, C., Dewey-Hagborg, H., & Ruxton, J. (2016). spareparts. exchange: Rahim and Robert, Stitched Together in Silence (Creative Intervention). Studies in Social Justice, 10(2), 308-321.

Miss Canadiana Confronts the Mythologies of Nationhood and the im/possibility of African diasporic memory in Toronto (pg. 53-60)
Caribbean InTransit Journal (2011)

 Alvis Parsley: Love Behind the Bargain
C Magazine C Magazine, Issue 121, p.49, Spring 2014


Evoking a site of memory: An Afrofuturist Sonic Walk that Maps Historic Toronto’s Black Geographies
Vol. 18 No. 5 ISSN 1702-3548

KATALOG – Issue 7: Gemini Performance Alter Egos,
Guest Edited  by Andrew Harwood

Miss Canadiana Confronts the Mythologies of Nationhood and the im/possibility of African Diasporic Memory in Toronto,
Caribbean in Transit Journal

The Final Frontier: Adventures of the Dogon Space Travelers,
FUSE Magazine

in situ: medicine, art, body,
Subtle Technologies 2007

Representing in Digital Space, A Handbook for Coding Cultures
D/LUX Media Arts, Australia

RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURES: Subtle Technologies 2006

Miss Canadiana’s Story,

My Hero,
PUBLIC 34: D\personal

enGUAGE:Socially engaged media,
Year Zero One Forum Issue #13, co-written with Jennifer La Fontaine, commissioned by Community Arts Ontario

Horizon Zero Issue7: FEEL—The Longing for Home,
commissioned by Banff New Media Institute and Wayne Dunkley

Race in Space,
Commissioned by Coretext

Web Specific Art: The Development of a New Genre,
Museums on the Web, co-written with Michael Alstad