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Picking up Where the Text Leaves Off: Topophilia and the Pedagogy of Artistic Practice

While Topophilia was a site specific installation that resulted from a series of interviews, this applied project did not begin or end with an exhibition.  This paper traces the origins of my interest in Haiti and examines my own artistic practice as a form of pedagogy.  The installation Topophilia served as both an analysis and expression of the text from my interviews.  Both the process of creating a space and the space itself is based on an experience of being in inquiry.  That inquiry serves as a form of research.  This paper is an analysis of that line of inquiry and how that line of inquiry can be understood as a pedagogy.