Friday September 25, 2015 3-5 pm SS 2125 What are some critical issues concerning equity and diversity in the discipline? What is the UofT Department of Geography and Planning doing well? What are some specific things the department as a community could do to improve? The Diversity Committee and the Intersections Committee invite all […]Read more "Equity, Diversity, and Geography: a Panel Discussion"
The Truth and Reconciliation Report and the Academy Professor Suzanne Stewart (OISE) and Elder Jacqui Lavalley Friday, 2 October 12 – 2 pm SS 2127 Lunch provided, please register here: http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/events/residential-schools-and-cultural-genocide/ The release in June of the Truth and Reconciliation’s report on residential schools is one of the most important events in Canada’s history—but one […]Read more "Residential Schools and Cultural Genocide:"
Productive Failure Friday October 2 3-5 pm SS 2125 In 2013, I was invited by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to create a new visual art installation that reflected on the work and life of Canadian painter Jock MacDonald. He was a member of the Painters Elevent, a group of groundbreaking Canadian abstract painters […]Read more "Gwen MacGregor"
Economic geography unbound: Polanyian diversions Monday, 5 October 12.00 – 1.30 pm SS 1085 The presentation develops the argument that, in both a formal and a temperamental sense, contemporary Anglo-American economic geography is a heterodox enterprise. A methodological intervention is proposed, inspired by the substantivist economics of Karl Polanyi and the unfinished project of ‘comparative […]Read more "Jamie Peck"
Wednesday, 7 October 7.00 – 9.30 pm Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street Toronto From The International Conference of Critical Geography in Ramallah, Palestine – July 2015 Palestine has long been central to colonial and anti-colonial imaginaries–of the Ottoman and British empires, and Zionist and Arab nationalisms, before becoming a key site of inspiration for left and […]Read more "Palestine: A Political Travelogue"
“Our Prison”: Kitchenettes, Carceral Power and Black Masculinity During the Interwar Years Thursday October 8, 2015 | Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083 | 3:30-5pm This talk examines kitchenettes—small cramped housing Black migrants on Chicago’s South Side were forced to live in. Drawing on the work of writer Richard Wright, this talk delineates the entrance of carceral […]Read more "RASHAD SHABAZZ"
Spectres of Colonial Pasts Haunting Logistical Landscapes Friday, October 9, 2015 3-5pm University College Room 179 The sublime aesthetics –the awe and terror– of logistical landscapes often conjure up an irrevocable rupture from the past, heralding something new, as yet unseen, as a kind of threshold of transformation in the character of capitalism. Although, of […]Read more "Laleh Khalili"
Representational Rhetorics: Understanding dispossession in Papua New Guinea Friday 16 October 2 – 4 pm AP 246, 19 Russell Street West’s colloquium will be based on her forthcoming book, Representational Rhetorics: Ideology, Accumulation, and Dispossession in the Melanesian Pacific. The talk will examine some of the ways in which inequalities are produced, lived, and reinforced in […]Read more "Paige West"
The Metropolitan Project of Grand Paris Friday 23 October 3 to 5 pm SS 2125 With the growth of cities beyond their traditional municipal boundaries and the increase in territorial interdependence brought about by globalization, large urban regions around the world are struggling with the question of how to effectively plan in the 21st century. […]Read more "Theresa Enright"
Looking at the global from a borderline Friday 30 October, 2015 3 to 5 pm Sid Smith Hall, Room 2125 100 St. George Street Tijuana-based, internationally renowned artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE, will discuss a range of his sculpture and installation work focussing on questions of the border and the global. Over the last 20 years, his […]Read more "Marcos Ramirez ERRE"