Mapping Cultural Stimulus: New Community Terrain


  • Ken Blackburn Campbell River Arts Council


Rather than locating culture in a fixed place, like a gallery or a museum, this paper argues that it is to be found in the interstices.  In astronomical terms, culture isn’t the stars:  it is the ‘dark matter’ that binds and makes up most of our existence.  To take the analogy further, culture is the invisible without which there is nothing(ness).

Author Biography

Ken Blackburn, Campbell River Arts Council

Ken Blackburn did his undergraduate work at Queens University and holds an MFA from the University of Windsor.  He has 10 years experience in international development and is currently the Executive Director of the Campbell River Arts Council and the Public Program Coordinator for the Museum at Campbell River.