Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
The Once and Future City
November 14, 2023 - June 25, 2024
Charmaine Lurch. A Mobile and Visible Carriage, 2017. MDF painted with metal based paint, stainless steel, antique wheel, wood, LED lights, 10’x11’.
Shanthi Senthe and Anneke Smit from Windsor Law’s Centre for Cities highlight works from AWE’s collection that show the dynamic and changing nature of urban life. This exhibition demonstrates visual works can spark conversations around sustainable and inclusive citybuilding.
About the co-curator: Shanthi Senthe
Shanthi Elizabeth Senthe is an Assistant Professor at Windsor Law. She teaches Business Associations, Secured Transactions, Sports Law and is the Director of the Transnational Entertainment and Art Law Clinic. Dr. Senthe is also a faculty member with the Dual-JD program, in which she teaches the Business Association module. Dr. Senthe’s professional experience include the practice of law in multiple jurisdiction and judicial clerkships in the United States. She is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Florida, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. Dr. Senthe’s research interests include corporate, commercial, banking and finance law, sports law and creative entrepreneurship. She is currently leading a research study involving Black commercialization and financialization in the creative economy in the Detroit area. Prior to completing her LLM & PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School, Dr. Senthe earned her JD at the College of Law Florida State University.
About the co-curator: Anneke Smit
Anneke Smit is the founder and inaugural Director of the Centre for Cities and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Reading (UK), an LLB from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree from the University of Alberta. Dr. Smit’s teaching and research focus on the tools of sustainable and inclusive citybuilding – including land use, housing, active transportation, nature-based urban solutions, and participatory governance – and their instersections. She is co-lead of the Parks Canada-funded University of Windsor National Urban Park Hub (UW-NUPH) and is active in national citybuilding policy and research collaborations, including as a member of the board of the Canadian Urban Institute.