History

“Be passionately aware that you could be completely wrong,” was a favourite saying of dian marino for whom the Wild Garden Media Centre is named. dian’s back yard included a wild garden, made wilder still by her practice of plopping plants into the holes her dog dug. dian, from 1984 until 1992 taught critical education and courses about art, nature and media at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University where she had already been teaching in various capacities since 1971. dian was an artist, activist, educator and insurgent intellectual who loved to play, and who loved the intersections of art, research, teaching and knowledge-making.The Wild Garden Media Centre grew from the roots dian seeded.You can read more about dian in an edited collection of her essays and interviews: Wild Garden: Art, Education and the Culture of Resistance (Toronto: Between the Lines, 1997).

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