Education

  • M.A., Art History and Visual Studies, Fine Arts, University of Victoria
  • B.A., Art History & Classics, Arts, University of Manitoba,

Bio

Honoure began her teaching career in 2012 for the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She has instructed numerous courses relating to theory and the history of art, architecture and design. In 2016 Honoure began teaching the History of Culture, Ideas and the Environment I & II (EVDS 1660 & 1670) for Faculty of Architecture, Department of Environmental Design. She has also instructed a variety of courses for the University of Winnipeg, including Canadian art and architecture, and non-western art and architecture.  In her personal life, Honoure has two young girls, two orange cats and a husband who keeps it all together. She loves to garden and spend time in nature and humbly create work with clay.

Teaching

EVDS 1660: Introduction to Environmental Design

EVDS 1670: History of Culture, Ideas and Environment 2

EVLU 3010: Landscape + Urbanism Theory

LARC 7040: Design Research

Research

Honoure’s scholarly work is transdisciplinary and rooted in areas of landscape urbanism, art history and Indigenous studies. Her research engages in dialogue regarding public spaces, land and Indigenous resurgence, as well as decolonization through social practice and settler colonialism. Inspired by the TRC, and the 79th call to action which states: “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal organizations, and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration”,1 her current working title for her dissertation is, Disrupting the Urban Settler Landscape, Public Art as Indigenous Acts of Resurgence in Winnipeg. By looking at historic settler colonial monuments in Winnipeg and how these might be responded in acts of reconciliation, while also engaging with contemporary sites of public art in Winnipeg as micro locations of resurgence, Honoure’s research is qualitative, with a transformative philosophical framework. Her methods focus on power relationships and axiological beliefs that call for respect of Indigenous values.2 Methods of analysis such as creative ethnography which permits researchers to enter the world of the “other”, will assist in her negotiation of her position as a settler scholar.3 Honoure holds BA from the School of Art and a MA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Victoria with previous research focused on transnational relationships through art praxis and trade as well as changing landscapes subject to colonialism.
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1 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, http://www.trc.ca Accessed Sept 2020.
2 Creswell, John W., and Cheryl N. Poth, Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches Fourth Edition. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2018, p.27
3 Kovach, M., Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 2010, p.28

Publications / projects

Forthcoming chapter for PUBLIC in 2021, titled Activating the Urban Landscape, Contemporary Indigenous Public Art in Winnipeg, co-authored with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair

Awards

2020 recipient Manitoba Arts Council Research Grant, for the project: Inclusive Placemaking in Winnipeg, Rethinking Public Memorials and Monuments.