- Ph.D. Candidate, Design and Planning, University of Manitoba.
- M.A., Art History and Visual Studies, Fine Arts, University of Victoria.
- B.A., Art History & Classics, Arts, University of Manitoba
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.
EVDS 1600: Introduction to Environmental Design
EVDS 1660: History of Culture, Ideas and Environment 1
EVDS 1670: History of Culture, Ideas and Environment 2
EVLU 3010: Landscape + Urbanism Theory
LARC 7040: Design Research
ARCG 7070/EVDS 3710: Decolonizing Public Space, Insurgent Public Art and Design
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.
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
Honoure Black + Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair “Re-Creating This Place: Indigenous Public Art At The Centre Of Turtle Island” in HOLDING GROUND: NUIT BLANCHE AND OTHER RUPTURES, Edited by Julie Nagam and Janine Marchessault
Shawn Bailey, Honoure Black and Lancelot Coar. “Decolonizing the Design Process with Five Indigenous Land-Based Paradigms.” Toronto: Canadian Architect, May 2022, v.67, n.3.
Honoure Black, “Niimaamaa, The Forks” At The Forks, Series Editors, Adele Perry and Kiera Ladner, Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba, https://chrr.info/blog/niimaamaa-the-forks/, August 9, 2021
Year End Exhibition, Decolonizing Public Space, Insurgent Public Art and Design
2021-2024 recipient - SSHRC Doctoral Award, Insurgent Public Art in Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory: How Works of Public Art Can (Re)claim and Decolonize Settler Colonial Urban Space.
2021 recipient - University of Manitoba Indigenous Press Scholarship.
2021 recipient - Maxwell Starkman Travel Award, Faculty of Architecture.
2020 recipient - Manitoba Arts Council Research Grant, for the project: Inclusive Placemaking in Winnipeg, Rethinking Public Memorials and Monuments.
edra, Environmental Design Research Association Member
EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee Member, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba