BA, MA (UVic), PhD (UBC)

Dr. Geoffrey Carr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley and sessional faculty at UBC. His research examines the function of architecture and art in the contested spaces of colonial encounter. A persistent focus of Geoffrey’s writing concerns the largely overlooked architectural history of the Indian Residential School system in Canada, as well as the problems of preserving and commemorating these difficult places. In the offing, he will publish a book about the architectural designs of the residential schools. Geoffrey also is interested in issues related to memorialization, heritage preservation, state apology, and art display as a means of social reconciliation in divided societies.