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The Once and Future City

November 14, 2023 - June 25, 2024

Third Floor

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.

With works by Stephen Andrews, Kenojuak Ashevak, Caven Atkins, IAIN BAXTER&, Carl Beam, Eleanor Bond, Edward Burtynsky, Robin Collyer, Maurice Cullen, Stan Douglas, Lynn Donoghue, Raoul Dufy, Joseph W. Gies, Albert E. Gnosill, Michele Goulette, Julius Griffith, Prudence Heward, Toyota Hokkei, Nicholas Hornyansky, Kiakshuk, Charmaine Lurch, Mike MacDonald, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Charles Meanwell, David Milne, Tony Mosna, Daphne Odjig, Brenda Pelkey, Jane Ash Poitras, George A. Reid, Frederick B. Taylor, and Larry Towell.

Co-curated by Shanthi Senthe and Anneke Smit (Windsor Law’s Centre for Cities) and Emily McKibbon.

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.

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