Commentary Urban Arts Pedagogy at James Lyng High School

Melissa Proietti
2016 LEARNing Landscapes |   unpublished
Melissa Proietti is a PhD student at McGill University as well as a youth worker and street art coordinator at James Lyng High School in Montreal. In this interview, she describes an urban arts pedagogy project at the school. In its first year, the students, in collaboration with McGill and various community groups, created a gallery space in the school and held their first exhibit. Ms Proietti talks about the advantages of incorporating urban arts in the school curriculum and the lessons she
more » ... d the lessons she learned from working with students on the project. You have been working in the area of youth intervention for many years and this involves doing street graffiti and street arts programs in schools. Can you tell us how you became involved in this area?