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Presented as part of the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre’s Indigenous Education Speaker Series to facilitate respectful knowledge-sharing, this free public education talk is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.  

DR. MARIE BATTISTE, O.C. COGNITIVE JUSTICE AND TRANSSYSTEMIC CHANGE: INDIGENIZATION IN THE ACADEMY Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)

Abstract:

“2015 was an auspicious, if not a heavy hitting year to universities. The Universities Canada issued their agreed upon Indigenization plan in 13 points to help universities and colleges address some common agreed upon ideas among the presidents for contributing to their concept of Indigenization. In the same year,  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on the survivor testimonies and historical research of the Indian Residential Schools, together with its 94 Calls to Action directed to all levels of government, business, educational, social work and medical institutions, law, media, and civil society, to address the years of ignorance, hatred, racism, violence, silence, and systemic abuse of youth and intergeneration of Indigenous peoples caught in those institutions. These two documents have since stimulated an array of activity in PSE to address layers of inequities the system and societies have generated. This talk will examine diverse assumptions and outcomes of emergent changes in the conventional postsecondary education system and offer another decolonizing analysis and experiential thinking about needed changes when transsystemic change is respected and activated. How the directives to Indigenize the academy can be taken up and mobilized from another knowledge system is a premise of this talk for which I aspire to offer some perspectives and critique of assumptions and possible thoughts for decolonizing educational institutions and their foundations.” - Dr. Marie Battiste

Dr. Battiste’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.


 

Dr. Marie Battiste is Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia’s Potlotek First Nation and was recently awarded as an Officer of the Order of Canada, 2019. She is most well-known as an author and educator with immense contributions to the field of Indigenous education and an unflinching commitment to traditional languages and knowledges. Currently a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, she holds a Master's degree from Harvard and a PhD from Stanford University.

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Tues, February 14,  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
@ CEAD 115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor - Masks are required. 
RSVP required: https://bit.ly/CCWarrenStevenScott 

Warren Steven Scott is a contemporary accessory designer, fashion designer, and craftsperson. His label was formed in 2018. Born in 1988 in White Rock, B.C., Scott is a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, whose territory is located in the interior of present-day British Columbia, with Sts’ailes and British ancestry.

In four short years Scott has amassed a fervent and enthusiastic clientele who love to celebrate their WSS pieces when wearing them and when spotting them on someone else. His earrings, artwork and clothing routinely explore the duality of tradition and modernity, and are continuations of Scott’s formal explorations with colour, shape, and positive and negative space. Recent works include experimental, two-dimensional abstract collages, and remnant and foiled earrings, all of which have been rooted in ideas relating to recycling and waste. Scott’s approach to design pictures a modern image of fashion through an Indigenous lens.

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@warrenstevenscott

📌 Themes:
🔹 Studying in a multidisciplinary design degree program
🔹 Creating, navigating, running, owning, sustaining and blossoming a business
🔹 Working in fashion/jewelry 
🔹 Fostering and recognizing clientele
🔹 Honouring your design expression while in commerce

** This event will not be recorded.

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OCAD University RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Toronto, ON
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Coffee Chats is a series of casual gatherings with the CEAD team with industry guests. Hosted virtually in small intimate groups, these gatherings will provide a space for group conversations with practitioners who are interested in supporting OCAD U students and grads to offer mentorship, and share their professional insights and journey, while collectively creating an online community.

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The International Student Support office and Campus Life Welcome Squad invite you to join us for a field trip to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to visit one of the largest museums in North America for FREE. From world-famous art pieces to cultural exhibitions, from dinosaur bones to natural wonders, you can drift into the world of imagination and reality.

Tuesday, February 21, 1 to 4 pm
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Admission: Free

RSVP required. Register here...

Meet in front of Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street at 1 pm. Please arrive on time.
We will take public transportation*.

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All OCAD U students welcome! Connect! Network! Socialize!

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“When the world entered pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, Robyn Maynard, influential author of Policing Black Lives, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, renowned artist, musician, and author of Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, began writing each other letters—a gesture sparked by a desire for kinship and connection in a world shattering under the intersecting crises of pandemic, police killings, and climate catastrophe. These letters soon grew into a powerful exchange about where we go from here.” 

 ROBYN MAYNARD is an author and scholar based in Toronto, where she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Canada at the University of Toronto-Scarborough in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies. She is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017), a national bestseller. 

LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, musician, and member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of seven books, including the recent non-fiction A Short History of the Blockade, and the acclaimed novel Noopiming: A Cure for White Ladies. 

EVENT: 

Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson authors of Rehearsals for Living in conversation with Suzanne Morrissette and Alia Fortune Weston 

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Auditorium 190
Friday, January 27, 7pm. Reception to follow 
No RSVP
Free Admission

 Through a format of deep relational reciprocity and mutual care, Robyn and Leanne weave a conversation across Indigenous and Black experiences, unfurling parallel apocalyptic histories, and offering possibilities for building an abolitionist world renewed.  Co-hosted with: Relationships, Reciprocity, Exchange Collective; Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC); CREATIVE WRITING, Faculty of Arts and Science 

 

 

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Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson authors of Rehearsals for Living in conversation with Suzanne Morrissette and Alia Fortune Weston

Friday, January 27, 7 pm. Reception to follow

Through a format of deep relational reciprocity and mutual care, Robyn and Leanne weave a conversation across Indigenous and Black experiences, unfurling parallel apocalyptic histories, and offering possibilities for building an abolitionist world renewed. Co-hosted with: Reciprocity, Exchange Collective; Indigenous Visual Culture (INVC); CREATIVE WRITING, Faculty of Arts and Science

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Thurs. February 2. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
@ CEAD 115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor - Masks are required. 
RSVP required: https://bit.ly/CCRoyaDelSol


Roya DelSol is Black filmmaker, photographer & independent curator based in Toronto. Working primarily as a lens-based artist, she aims for her work in all spheres to centre and uplift the experiences Black, queer, and marginalized peoples. She sees technology, magic and ancestral knowledge as not disparate, but interconnected frameworks to inform each other; utilizing the subversive qualities of magical realism in imagining Black futures. She is drawn to the sharp, chaotic and unsettling nature of Black femme rage, revenge and retribution.

Having directed music videos, live performance series and documentary projects; Roya’s imagery has been featured in outlets such as the FLARE, Globe & Mail, and NOW! Toronto. She has worked on projects for Spotify, Adidas, HXOUSE, YouTube, NXNE and Maggie's: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. She has shown at Patel Brown Gallery and The Textile Museum of Canada; and has curated exhibitions with Trinity Square Video and Doris Mccarthy Gallery.

www.royadelsol.com
@royadelsol

Photo by Jorian Charlton.

📌 Themes:
🔹 Community arts
🔹 Arts admin
🔹 Curatorial work
🔹 Working as a photographer
🔹 Working in film as a director/ cinematographer
🔹 Building community within the arts

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OCAD University RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Toronto, ON
M5T 1G1, Canada
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Coffee Chats is a series of casual gatherings with the CEAD team with industry guests. Hosted virtually in small intimate groups, these gatherings will provide a space for group conversations with practitioners who are interested in supporting OCAD U students and grads to offer mentorship, and share their professional insights and journey, while collectively creating an online community.

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more-than-human Artists' Talk Panel Discussion Part 1 - Thursday, February 02 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST in-person & online 

Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits, Grace Grothaus, Suzanne Morrissette and Lindsey french introduce their artworks and engage in a discussion about their practice and its multiple intersections. Moderated by Jane Tingley.

Registration Here: https://bit.ly/3G7xJ65

About The Panel: 

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Lindsey french (she/they) is a settler artist, educator and writer whose work engages in multi- sensory signaling within ecological and technological systems. She has exhibited widely including at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago), Pratt Manhattan Gallery (New York), the Miller Gallery for Contemporary Art (Pittsburgh), and SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen). Recent publications include chapters for Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural (Actar, 2022), Olfactory Art and The Political in an Age of Resistance (Routledge, 2021), Why Look at Plants (Brill, 2019), and poetry for the journal Forty-Five. They earned an interdisciplinary BA in Environment, Interaction, and Design (Hampshire College), and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies (School of the Art Institute of Chicago). Newly based in the prairie landscape of Treaty 4 territory in Regina, Saskatchewan, french teaches as an Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina. 

www.lindseyfrench.com 

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Grace Grothaus Is a computational media artist whose research explores ecosystemic human and plant relationships in relation to the present global climate crisis and speculative futures. She is interested in art’s potential to foster empathy with more-than-human worlds. Frequently collaborative, Grace works with scientists, engineers, musicians and other visual and performing artists. Her research-creation is expressed as physical computing installations which take place both outdoors or in the gallery and often center around the sensing and visualization of invisible environmental phenomena. Her artworks have been exhibited widely including at the International Symposium of Electronic Art (Barcelona, ES & Durban, SA), Environmental Crisis: Art & Science (London, UK), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, FR), and the World Creativity Biennale (Rio de Janiero, BR). Grothaus has received numerous awards including from the United States National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Currently she is working towards a PhD in Digital Media from York University where she has been named a VISTA scholar and a Graduate Fellow of Academic Distinction. 

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Suzanne Morrissette (she/her) (she/her) is an artist, curator, and scholar who is currently based out of Toronto. Her father’s parents were Michif- and Cree-speaking Metis with family histories tied to the Interlake and Red River regions and Scrip in the area now known as Manitoba. Her mother’s parents came from Canadian-born farming families descended from United Empire loyalists and Mennonites from Russia. Morrissette was born and raised in Winnipeg and is a citizen of the Manitoba Metis Federation. As an artistic researcher Suzanne’s interests include: family and community knowledge, methods of translation, the telling of in-between histories, and practices of making that support and sustain life. Her two recent solo exhibitions, What does good work look like? and translations recently opened in Toronto (Gallery 44) and Montreal (daphne art centre) respectively. Her work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions such as Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds), an exhibition of Metis artists working with concepts of the unknowable, and the group exhibition of audio-based work about waterways called FLOW with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival. Morrissette holds a PhD from York University in Social and Political Thought. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Criticism and Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Histories Masters programs at OCAD University. 

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Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits are Riga and Karlsruhe based artists and co-founders of RIXC Center for New Media Culture in Riga, co-curators of RIXC Art and Science Festival, chief-editors of Acoustic Space, as well as co-chairs of recently founded NAIA - Naturally Artificial Intelligence Art association in Karlsruhe, Germany. Together they create visionary and networked artworks – from pioneering internet radio experiments in 1990s, to artistic investigations in electromagnetic spectrum and collaborations with radio astronomers, and more recent “techno-ecological” explorations. Their projects have been nominated (Purvitis Prize 2019, 2021, International Public Arts Award - Euroasia region 2021), awarded (Ars Electronica 1998, Falling Walls - Science Breakthrough 2021) and shown widely including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Latvian National Museum of Arts, House of Electronic Arts in Basel, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, and other venues, exhibitions and festivals in Europe, US, Canada and Asia. 

Rasa Smite holds a PhD in sociology of media and culture; her thesis Creative Networks. In the Rear-View Mirror of Eastern European History (11) has been published by The Amsterdam Institute for Network Cultures. Currently she is a Professor of New Media Art at Liepaja University, and Senior Researcher at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland. 

Raitis Smits holds his doctoral degree in arts, and he is a Professor at the Art Academy of Latvia. In 2017 Raitis was a Fulbright Researcher in the Graduate Center of NYC. 

www.smitesmits.com | www.rixc.org 

About the Moderator

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Jane Tingley is an artist, curator, Director of the SLOlab: Sympoietic Living Ontologies Lab and Associate Professor at York University. Her studio work combines traditional studio practice with new media tools - and spans responsive/interactive installation, performative robotics, and telematically connected distributed sculptures/installations. Her works is interdisciplinary in nature and explores the creation of spaces and experiences that push the boundaries between science and magic, interactivity, and playfulness, and offer an experience to the viewer that is accessible both intellectually and technologically. Using distributed technologies, her current work investigates the hidden complexity found in the natural world and explores the deep interconnections between the human and non-human relationships. As a curator her interests lie at the intersection art, science, and technology with a special interest in collaborative creativity as impetus for innovation and discovery. Recent exhibitions include Hedonistika (2014) at the Musée d’art contemporain (Mtl, CA), INTERACTION (2016) and Agents for Change (2020) at THE MUSEUM (Kitchener, CA). As an artist she has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe - including translife -International Triennial of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Elektra Festival in Montréal (CA) and the Künstlerhause in Vienna (AT). She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture (CA), the first prize in the iNTERFACES – Interactive Art Competition (PT). 

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Onsite Gallery presents more-than-human Artists' Talk Panel Discussion Part 1 in-person and online panel on Thursday, February 02. 

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The Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto and the Korean Office for Research and Education, York University in partnership with OCADU University's Art & Social Change, Faculty of Art presents:

COMFORT
a documentary by Emmanuel Moonchil Park.

"COMFORT" (2020), tells the life story of the late Kim Soo Nak, a survivor of the "comfort women" system of sexual slavery set up by the Japanese Imperial government during World War II.

This is the first event in a programme series connected to the exhibition of The Statue of the Girl of Peace at OCAD University by the artists Kim Seo-Kyung and Kim Eun-Sung. The statue is a symbol of the flight for justice led by surviving 'comfort women' and their allies for redress from the Japanese government. 

Poster of COMFORT screening
  • Friday, January 13, 2023, 7 PM - 9:30 PM
  • OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Main Floor Auditorium
  • Screening, Reception and Post-Screening Talk with the Director

The Statue of the Girl of Peace is on view at OCAD University (100 McCaul Street) in the main lobby from January 5 - April 28, 2023.

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Oil on fiberglass-reinforced polyester (FRP) and stone powder 160x 180x 125 cm
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On Wednesday, January 8, 1992, thousands of protestors rallied in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea to demand redress from the Japanese government for the large-scale system of sexual servitude setup and operated by the Japanese Imperial rule during World War II. The Japanese military abducted an estimated 200,000 girls and women from across the Asia-Pacific region who were euphemistically called “comfort women” and forced into sexual slavery. In 2011 the artists installed the bronze ‘Statue of Peace’ in front of the embassy where it remains today. The statue is a powerful symbol of the redress movement, there are version of the statue sited around the world, from Germany to the United States, Australia and Canada.

The Wednesday Demonstrations have turned into a weekly protest in Korea and are led by the remaining survivors. The Statue of the Girl of Peace was created on the occasion of the 1000th protest as a tribute to the spirit and the deep history of the Wednesday Demonstrations, which continue today. The survivors' ongoing fight for justice is a fight against militarized gender-based sexual violence everywhere.

The empty chair beside the statue is an invitation to you to sit beside the Girl and support the call for redress for the so- called ‘comfort women’. Please take a photo and share it on social media using the hashtags: #statueofpeace #justiceforcomfortwomen

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The Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto and the Korean Office for Research and Education, York University in partnership with OCADU University's Art & Social Change, Faculty of Art presents:

COMFORT
a documentary by Emmanuel Moonchil Park.

  • Friday, January 13, 2023, 7 PM - 9:30 PM
  • OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Main Floor Auditorium
  • Screening, Reception and Post-Screening Talk with the Director

 

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Reviving Lost Histories in Indigenous and Black/African Communities - Wednesday, November 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Register here: https://bit.ly/3Gkoa3W

Jordan BennettKaamil HaiderKyle SauveCamille Turner and Dr Alia Fortune Weston discuss contemporary art and design practices engaged in reviving suppressed histories through customary objects and visual culture, language and storytelling. Through their creative practices, they re-imagine, re-interpret and design artistic works that tell a story about their intersectional identities and histories. Their artistic works highlight the importance of reclaiming the power to revive their own cultural histories. Moderated by Susan Jama.

About The Panel:

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Images (left to right): Jordan Bennett, photo by Richie Perez. Camille Turner, photo by Ebti Nabag.

Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq visual from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) and lives and works on his ancestral territory of Mi’kma’ki in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Bennett’s ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, textiles, video, installation, public art and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of Indigenous histories and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture.

In the past 10 years Bennett has participated in over 90 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, as well as created numerous public art commissions. Bennett is currently working towards several public artworks nationally as well as group and solo exhibitions.

Camille Turner is an artist/scholar born in Kingston, Jamaica and currently based in Toronto. Her work combines Afrofuturism and historical research to explore race, space, home, and belonging. Her most recent explorations confront the entanglement of what is now Canada in the transatlantic trade in Africans and puts into practice Afronautics, a methodological frame she developed to approach colonial archives from the point of view of a liberated future. Camille is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and has completed a PhD at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Currently, she is a Provost postdoctoral fellow at University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Camille’s work has been presented throughout Canada and internationally and is collected by museums and private collectors. She is the recipient of the 2022 Artist Prize, awarded to recognize outstanding contribution to the Toronto Biennial of Art.

Left to Right: A selfie of a man posing and smiling. On the right, a woman looking directly at the camera.Images (left to right): Kyle Sauve, photo by Kyle Sauve. Dr. Alia Fortune Weston, photo by Gilad Cohen.

Kyle Sauve is a Rama First Nations band member artist who primarily works with quills and birch bark. Kyle began experimenting with porcupine quills in March 2020, during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without access to traditional teachers, he struggled to gather information about this art form. Following a few months of trial and error, Kyle began to grasp the fundamental principles of quillwork. Eventually, Kyle was able to connect with a number of talented Indigenous artists by establishing an online presence through various social media platforms, most notably Burl Tooshkenig of Sweetgrass and Cinnamon, who assisted him in expanding into various traditional mediums such as caribou hair tufting, and sweetgrass. Kyle’s goal, now that he has amassed a wealth of knowledge from a variety of sources, is to meaningfully contribute to the revitalization of quillwork art form through educational opportunities for Indigenous people.

Dr Alia Fortune Weston is a Cape-Malay (South African)-English designer, scholar and educator, born and raised in Zimbabwe. Her work examines the ways that business and creativity contribute to social change, through sustainable and creative economies, de-colonial business, and food methodologies. In this panel, Alia talks about the history of the Cape Malay community in South Africa, a unique and little-known, diasporic community formed through Dutch colonization in the 17th Century. Her design practice is a contemporary form of wearable art, that is a love letter to her family history and culture, and the multiplicious influence of her mixed heritages. As an Associate Professor of Creative and Business Enterprise at OCAD University, Alia teaches courses that support art and design students in developing socially beneficial and ethical business capabilities. She runs two jewellery businesses, Alia Weston Jewellery and Fireflies Atelier which support community projects in Zimbabwe.

Left to Right: A selfie of a man posing and smiling in a black and white picture. On the right, a woman standing looking away from the camera smilingImages (left to right): Kaamil A. Haider, photo by Khadija Charif. Susan Jama, Monography Studio.

Kaamil A. Haider is a visual artist, art organizer, graphic designer, and an archivist whose work examines the relationship between objects and shared meanings and heritage in contemporary Somali art with an emphasis in memory. He draws references from diverse cultural, archival and oral traditions. Kaamil is a co-founder and co-director of Soomaal House of Art, an artist-run organization and collective based in Minneapolis. He has a Master’s degree in Heritage Studies & Public History and Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from College of Design, University of Minnesota.

About the Moderator:

Susan Jama is an arts worker with strong experience in leading community engagement and public arts programming. Susan has worked with various institutions that approach heritage in a community-minded manner including Toronto Ward Museum (TWM) and Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue Gallery & Cultural Centre (BAND). Currently, Susan is the programs and community coordinator at Onsite Gallery at OCAD University. Susan has a Master’s in Museum Studies from University of Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology & History at York University.

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Reviving Lost Histories in Indigenous and Black/African Communities online panel coincides with Jordan Bennett x2 which includes Souvenir, a solo exhibition on view until December 10, 2022 and pi’tawita’iek: we go up river, the large-scale outdoor mural on the south wall of 100 McCaul St.

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Date: Nov. 9, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: 115 McCaul, 3rd Floor
RSVP: https://bit.ly/LTAShapingYourArtPractice 

The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and Neighbourhood Arts Network invites you to “Let’s Talk Art: Shaping your Art Practice”. 

Moderated by Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping of Spark Box Studios, with panelists Andrea Vela Alarcón, Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, and Carlos Delgado this event explores the different ways that artists have shaped their own professional practice in a sustainable way. From considering questions such as assessing and navigating opportunities while remaining true to your own values, to defining the idea of success, to sharing strategies to build and foster supportive communities, attendees will leave with more confidence in defining their own artistic practice.

 

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In-person, 115 McCaul St., 3rd Floor
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This event explores the different ways that artists have shaped their own professional practice, from considering questions such as assessing and navigating opportunities while remaining true to your own values, to defining the idea of success, to sharing strategies to build and foster supportive communities, attendees will leave with more confidence in defining their own artistic practice.

 

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The OCAD U FoA is partnering with the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) to extend the life of the “Art With A Conscience: A Conversation” program.  

There is a free and open to the public Livestream at the Great Hall and OCAD U Live, while the real-life talk will be held in MoMA NY. 

Time: Tuesday, Oct 25, 10 AM to 11:45 AM @The Great Hall / OCAD U Live / MoMA NY  

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The program will then be available on CCAR's website and social media via CCAR's YouTube channel. Directors of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. will speak in dialogue and moderate a panel of artists and stakeholders in discussions that explore current and relevant issues in the arts:  

  • Where Are We?   
  • What are our Responsibilities?   
  • Where do we go from here?   

The goal is to generate a robust discussion that engages stakeholders from diverse communities: artists, arts leaders, etc., about the challenges and opportunities that can affect best practices.   

  • Kaywin Feldman  Director of National Gallery of Art Washington D.C. 

  • Sasha Suda George D. Widener  Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art 

  • Dawoud Bey  Artist from Chicago, IL 

  • Darren Walker  President of Ford Foundation New York, NY 

  • Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas  Artist from Haida Gwaii, British Columbia 

OCAD U and CCAR kindly ask for your feedback after participating. A survey will follow after the viewing party.  

If there are specific topics you would like to be included in the conversation. Please email: madgeyao@ocadu.ca by Friday noon. OCAD U will hand it to the panellist for their consideration. 

 

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Viewing Party: The Great Hall (100 McCaul St, 2F)
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The OCAD U FoA is partnering with the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) to extend the life of the “Art With A Conscience: A Conversation” program.  

There is a free and open to the public Livestream at the Great Hall and OCAD U Live, while the real-life talk will be held in MoMA NY. 

Time: Tuesday, Oct 25, 10 AM to 11:45 AM @The Great Hall / OCAD U Live / MoMA NY  

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