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iSchool Transformation Talks Series: Insisting appearances – Assembling Social Space with Public Art

Submitted on Friday, September 08, 2023

Join the Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unit (EDIU) for the iSchool Transformation Talks series, featuring scholars in information, design, technology, and museum studies. Discover their journeys and gain insights into transformative change and community-based solutions.

About this talk:

When considered as a changing social entity, public space is influenced by how we move through it, how we are moved through it, and what has been removed. Spaces for gathering are built through the many assemblies that take place, and as we move through urban spaces we might consider how public art becomes an integral component to our navigation and our gatherings with cities. This talk considers how public space might be more effectively informed by Indigenous peoples and how we might attempt to remove that which is not serving us anymore. This considers how public art becomes the adornment of daily life, a reminder of those who build community among us, as a point of possibility for recognizing one another and changing the social fabric of space.

About the speaker:

Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene/Scottish scholar, curator, and writer from Galiano Island, BC and is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Indigenous Art at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Through her research, she is interested in how peoples move together through space, how public art becomes a site for gathering, and intimacies with the everyday. She uses her practice as a long-distance runner as a methodology for embodied theory and alternative forms of sensing place.


Event Information & Registration:

Date: September 28, 2023 

Time: 2PM to 3:30PM 

Format: Zoom

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