#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 5

#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 5


The future of culture and democracy in Canada takes focus in this week’s edition of #CdnCult Times.

Sarah Garton Stanley reacts to the #CdnCult Twittersphere’s response to @CBCOntarioToday and the Rob Ford Pride Flag Flap; Rahul Varma investigates the cultural principals that underpin our democratic ideals; I make a proposal for Senate reform that puts culture at the vanguard of revitalizing our democratic institutions.

Each article suggests proactive innovation to preserve democratic values through inclusivity and equality. Beyond the act of casting a ballot, in what imaginative ways can we improve our democracy?”

Michael Wheeler
Editor-in-Chief: #CdnCult Times



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About the Author

Michael is Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow, which he co-created with Creative Catalyst Sarah Garton Stanley. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, where he led the transition from a fee-for-service model named STAF, to the current capacity-building model it operates on. Since 2003, he has run Toronto-based Praxis Theatre, with which he has directed 14 plays and curated several festivals while writing for and running performance-based websites. He teaches regularly at The National Theatre School and Queen's University, where SpiderWebShow is currently in residence.