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Mapping Memory: Public Space as Archive

Mapping Memory: Public Space as Archive
252 Bloor Street West, OISE, Room 11-164
Time: Mar 1st, 6:00 pm End: Mar 1st, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Sexual Diversity, Indigenous, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Caribbean, Canada, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), African
Panel Discussion

Jackman Humanities Institute Arts Program and WalkingLab Present:

Mapping Memory: Public Space as Archive

Camille Turner and Cheryl Thompson

6 to 8 pm – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, room 11-164

This event is open to the public.

Despite the many creative and inventive techniques used to walk and map place, the prevailing history of mapping is entrenched in Imperial and Colonial powers who use and create maps to exploit natural resources, claim land, and to legitimize borders. This talk examines counter-cartographical approaches to mapping, memory, and the archive in order to resist dominant power structures, question the assumptions that conventional maps produce, and recognize different spatial knowledge systems. Camille Turner and Cheryl Thompson will discuss their research into local archival material and Black history in Toronto while also challenging contemporary blackface and debates over public monuments in Canada.




This is part of a series of events:

Indelible Refusal: Bodies, Performances, and Walking Resistance

February 26 to March 6, 2018

This series of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, artistic walking interventions, performances, and master classes aim to actively engage in pedagogies of refusal and solidarity. The program aims to walk-with and think-with Indigenous, Black, 2 spirit, queer and trans artists and scholars to work through concepts related to land, settler colonialism, slavery, erasure, violence, and refusal.

This event has been funded through the Jackman Humanities Institute, The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Sexuality and Diversity Studies University of Toronto, The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, and the First Nations House University of Toronto.

Organized by: Stephanie Springgay, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, OISE; V.K. Preston, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto.

Artists-in-residence during the duration of the event include:

Camille Turner
Gein Wong
Jes Sachse
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

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