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Carmela Laganse


Description of research interests: Carmela Laganse received an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2005. She is an Associate Professor and teaches in the School of the Arts, Humanities at McMaster University. Laganse’s practice is engaged with the intersections of embodied experience and perception, exploring the agency and ideologies embedded in objects. Her work explores the impact of colonialism and examines how it contributes to material culture as well as identity.

Research interests as they relate to aging include: Digital literacy and mobility for older adults through intersectional approaches, collaboration and co-design with community, Art and Social Practice, representation of older adults through material, art and culture, inclusive and accessibility practice in research through disability justice framework and intersectionality.


  • MFA, Ohio University, Ohio, USA
  • BFA, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
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