Here, you can find talks organized by, or in collaboration with, the Shumka Centre. 


Alumni Panel with Rydel Cerezo, Tom Hsu, Jocelyne Junker and Chelsea Yuill
October 29, 2021

Emily Carr University alumni Rydel Cerezo, Tom Hsu, Jocelyne Junker and Chelsea Yuill share their current practices and speak about their experiences transitioning from the University to working artists and curators. They will speak to establishing networks, navigating studio visits and exhibitions, and maintaining and expanding an art practice. Moderated by Emmy Lee Wall and Birthe Piontek.

This panel was on October 21, 2021 part of Capture x Emily Carr. Capture x Emily Carr is a partnership between the Capture Photography Festival and the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, organized by Shumka Centre. Capture x Emily Carr is generously supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada and Wesgroup.


Rebecca Burgess: Building Fibresheds
October 15, 2020


Communities around the world often rely upon exploitative textile systems. Fibreshed develops place-based regional fibre and natural dye systems that generate necessary forms of material culture, while simultaneously regenerating lost carbon stocks in our soils and providing meaningful livelihoods. Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans within the Northern California fibreshed and is piloting a regenerative fibre systems model at a community scale. Rebecca talks about starting a fibreshed and discusses her involvement with Fibreshed Field School, a program led by Emily Smith and run by the Shumka Centre.

This talk happened as part of Design + Dynamic Media Fall Speaker Series on October 15, 2020, and was generously supported by the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.