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Border Crossings V: Roundtable

Border Crossings V: Roundtable
252 Bloor Street West, room 2-227
Time: Apr 10th, 12:00 pm End: Apr 10th, 1:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Sociology (FAS), Sexual Diversity, Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Ethics, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, East Asian Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Canada, Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Discussion with presentations by Dina Georgis,Pailagi Pandya, Emily Kakouris and Sevan Injejikian

Border Crossings: An Erotic Affair?

Event V:  Locations/Dislocations -- Border Crossings: An Erotic Affair?

This event is jointly sponsored by:

    Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, 2011-2012
    Centre for Women's Studies in Education, OISE UT

Border Crossings: An Erotic Affair is a series of events and exhibitions that respond to the JHI's 2011-2012 theme, Location/Dislocation, from a feminist perspective.  Artists and researchers this year will be coming from the USA, Pakistan and Canada and programming will be  happening at two campus sites at UTSC and CWSE, OISE/U of T. Connections, intersections and differences in these programs and people include gender, race, culture and media dealing with cultural genocide, women and cancer, gender/trans issues, and more.

The artists Sylvat Aziz, Meral Pasha, and Vicky Moufawad-Paul (Ontario) live cross border from Mesma Belsare (Boston). In complex ways, they interweave gender, sexuality and artistic practice as they confront how dislocation, and their longing for relocation, is mapped on their bodies: for Belsare it is the dynamics of gender in dance, for Aziz a cultural critique, and for Moufawad-Paul and Pasha the complexities around gender displacement, and cultural loss.

The series Border Crossings: An “Erotic” Affair? brought these artists as well as academics, writers, and curators together this past academic year in conversation at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto. This conversation will be extended and shared as a Roundtable with presentations by Dina Georgis, Pailagi Pandya, Emily Kakouris and Sevan Injejikian and moderated by Pam Patterson; the university community and general public are invited to join the discussion.

Free and all are welcome

Tea and snack is provided. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

For further information, please contact WIAprojects at (416) 978-2080 or info@wiaprojects.com.  Website:  www.wiaprojects.com

For other events in this series, see listings at

  • 26 September 2011, 7-9 pm: Vicky Moufawad, Forum and Screening (170 St. George St., room 100)
  • 3 November 2011, 2-4 pm:  Mesma Belsare and Sylvat Aziz in Conversation (Leila Lee Browne Theatre, UTSC)
  • 5 March 2012, 5:30-7 pm:  Exhibition Opening, Sylvat Aziz: Sisyphus & Other Personal Matters (252 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor hallway)
  • 2 April 2012, 5:30-7 pm:  Exhibition Opening, Meral Pasha: Liminal Spaces: Inside the Folds of a Map (252 Bloor St. West, 2nd floor hallway)

All events are free and open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact Pam Patterson, Director, WIAprojects

Download series flyer [pdf]

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