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Why Look at Cages?

Why Look at Cages?
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Jul 22nd, 10:00 am End: Jul 22nd, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Law, Faculty of , Humanities, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Communications, Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Interdisciplinary Forum

The Jackman Humanities Institute and the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Blackwood Gallery present:

Why Look at Cages?
An interdisciplinary forum on human and animal captivity and questions of social control

Friday, July 22, 10–5pm | FREE
Jackman Humanities Institute & University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Presented by the Blackwood Gallery
Drawing from John Berger’s 1977 essay, "Why Look at Animals?," this one-day event examines the intersections and juxtapositions of human and animal. These talks are FREE and open to the public.Registration is required and includes transportation and a bag lunch.

Roundtable Discussion #1: Each cage is a frame round the animal inside it
10am–12pm, Jackman Humanities Building
Co-presented with the Animals in Law & the Humanities Working Group

How does captivity (of animals, of humans) become a stage for questions of social control? With presentations by Abbas Akhavan (artist, Toronto), Mitchell Akiyama (composer and scholar, York University), Stefan Dolgert (Social Sciences, Brock University), Columba Gonzalez (Anthropology, University of Toronto), Liz Marshall (filmmaker, Toronto), Tracy McDonald (History, McMaster University), MH Tse (Law, Harvard University), Judith Nicholson (Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University), and Erika Ritter (writer, Toronto).

Bus to University of Toronto Mississauga Campus (12–1pm, vegan bag lunch included)

Performance: PLANKS from The Cage is a Stage
1–2pm, e|gallery, CCT Building, UTM
Choreographed by Emily Mast and performed by Kumari Giles, Benjamin Kamino, and Andrea Spaziani.

Roundtable Discussion #2: A monument to the impossibility of such encounters
2–4:30pm, Room 2130, CCT Building, UTM
What are the ethics and effects of prison tourism (and penal spectatorship, more generally) on those being observed? Those doing the observing? For and upon society? Moderated by Lorraine Pinnock(Walls to Bridges collective member and former course participant) and Philip Goodman (Sociology, UTM) with presentations by former participants of the Walls to Bridges program and excerpts fromBrett Story's film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes. The Walls to Bridges program brings incarcerated students and campus-enrolled students together as classmates.

Bus will return to the Jackman Humanities Building by 5pm.

More information on Why Look at Cages is available here.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Cage is a Stage, on view at the Blackwood Gallery from June 22 - September 18, 2016.


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