Course Description

This collaborative course, Reframing Histories: Photography in Sequence focuses on connections to the landscape, which embrace land use (urban and rural), sustainability, site-specific interactions, and personal relationships to the land. 

Through the exploration of site and place, this studio-based photography course will propel participants to respond to a new environment while intertwining their personal areas of interest.  During this seven-day experience, learners will be given a series projects asking them to respond using their personal cultural history or their experiences in Florence as inspiration.  At the start of the session, each day will center around responding to a landmark in the city, including both the natural environment, historical sites and museums. The participants will have the opportunity to link the series of small assignments into a linked body of work or to use the tasks as a way to generate new directions for their creative practice. 

This intensive course can be used as an opportunity for portfolio building or a way of rethinking the structures of the history of classic art as participants immerse themselves in their work and the city of Florence. Although the course will be framed as lens-based, participants will be encouraged to explore interdisciplinary and collaboration during their creative process. 


This course will be constructed to support learners at all levels, including those with both extensive and minimal photography experience, in their development of image sequencing and the use of text within an art piece.  Or artist who want to work with lens-based media.

What is included:

Studio Access 

Excursion costs and facilitation

Hands-on learning materials 

What is not included:

Accommodation in Florence

Airfare and other travel 

Meals or beverages


We are all hoping this will be a successful venture. Please understand, however, that OCAD U reserves the right to modify or cancel the course  should the enrolment be insufficient to cover costs. If the course be cancelled you will receive a full tuition refund. 

OCAD U is unable to reimburse students for flights booked so please contact us to ensure the course is confirmed to run before booking your flights.  

For more information, please contact Jennie Suddick, Manager, International Projects & Partnerships, jsuddick@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000, ext 2451.

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