Dr. Rita Irwin

By Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

In this tenth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Irwin, former Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia. During their conversation, Dr. Irwin shares her perspectives as an a/rtist, r/esearcher, t/eacher, and writer in the “Wake” of the COVID-19 Pandemic. She discusses some of the following concepts: slow scholarship, walking as an embodiment “being” and “becoming” in the world beyond the ineffable, gender issues, ongoing evolution of a/r/tography, existential potentials, renderings of living artistic inquiries, practices, processes, and concepts as methods, new materialism, image-making with graduate students, intravention versus intervention, teaching Grade 6, limits of representationalism, her pedagogy, and so much more.