Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada

Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada

Is Taiwanese culture the same as Chinese culture? In Canada, where multiculturalism is one of our fundamental values, does everyone have the space needed to self-determine their identity? 

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Inside Renzo Piano Building Workshop

”Creativity is a miracle that only exists when you know how to share it. Our studio is a special place where this miracle happens every day.”  RPBW For several months, Francesca Molteni and her documentary team had access to one of the most important architectural firms in the world. While inside the Renzo Piano Building […]

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Cloud berries

The Future of Sustainable Gastronomy

Bringing together celebrated chefs from Canada and the Nordic Region – and in celebration of Sustainable Gastronomy Day – this talk focuses on the significance of food localism. How can it promote sustainability in the high-end world of culinary arts and eliminating food insecurity in underrepresented communities?

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Runner with leg prosthetic kneels

The Future isn’t Soon Enough

Over one billion people (15% of the global population) are disabled. Accessibility legislation is moving too slowly and removing barriers to access is only the beginning. How can we push the conversation beyond access and accommodation and toward meaningful involvement in all aspects of society?  This panel explores the concept of Crip Futurity: a longing for […]

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Volunteers at harbourfront

Volunteering Panel

Volunteer engagement in the arts and culture sector has been deeply affected by COVID-19. Due to rolling pandemic restrictions, arts and culture organizations stopped producing live events, which had a direct (and detrimental) effect on the many volunteers that make up the fabric of the community. Whether suspended, laid off or redeployed to new roles, […]

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Véro Leduc

Community Conversation

What is meant by the term Deaf-led? How does a Deaf-led process innovate form and practice? Why does it matter? How does the experience of making Deaf-led art differ from country to country? This panel brings together three celebrated Deaf artists from Canada, Finland and Japan for a community conversation facilitated by acclaimed Quebec-based Deaf […]

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CoMotion Curator Alex Bulmer

Ask the Curator

Celebrate CoMotion Festival with Alex Bulmer, artist and comedian Ophira Calof and special guest. Bring your questions, join a trivia game, and enjoy a closer look at our inaugural CoMotion Festival! 

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Carmen Papalia and Sarah Pickthall of Sync Gutay

Sync Goûter

Sync Goûter is a tea-time delight for Deaf and disabled creatives curated by Co-Founder of Sync Leadership Sarah Pickthall and CoMotion Curator Alex Bulmer.  This online interactive event is for the Deaf or disabled community and includes those who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, Mad, experience chronic illness, are disabled by barriers to mobility, […]

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A person holding a box of office supplies

The Future of Happiness at Work

Two years of COVID-induced job insecurity has flipped the script on workplace models and employee expectations. Not only is there a global demand for increased diversity, equity and inclusivity in the workplace, but many are now reconsidering what it means to devout their lives to their livelihoods. Coined “The Great Resignation,” employees are leaving their […]

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Sasha Huber exhibition

Writer’s Collective of Canada

For the first of the three sessions, participants will respond to visual cues and prompts inspired by artworks by Sasha Huber on view at The Power Plant in the Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT exhibition open from February 5 – May 01, 2022, and curated by the associate curator of The Power Plant, Noor Alé. […]

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Esie Mensah in TESSEL

TESSEL: A Community Conversation

TESSEL is a national initiative conceptualized by Dora-nominated choreographer and dancemaker Esie Mensah, featuring the stories of 14 pioneering Black artists from across Canada, exploring the complexities of diverse movement and voice as a form of resilience.  This gathering is a way to continue the conversation by asking ourselves what has changed. From June 1st, […]

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Nehal El-Hadi

Sunday Scene

For this Sunday Scene of The Power Plant’s Winter Season, Nehal El-Hadi will offer her insightful perspective on the work of Sandra Brewster, in the context of her exhibition at The Power Plant, By Way of Communion, curated by TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow, Joséphine Denis. Sandra Brewster and Nehal El-Hadi have previously […]

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Julie Crooks

Sunday Scene

For the first Sunday Scene of The Power Plant’s Winter Season, Julie Crooks will be conducting an intimate, conversational talk on the work of Sasha Huber, in the context of her exhibition at The Power Plant, YOU NAME IT, curated by Associate Curator, Noor Alé. Sasha Huber’s work deeply echoes Julie Crooks’ scholarly and curatorial […]

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A girl wears a t-shirt that says Goals Dreams and Melanin

The Future of Black Youth

Black History Month is an annual observance that originated in the United States and received official recognition from the Canadian government in 1995. Some argue the month of February silos the work and recognition of the Black community and others say it’s a spotlight that needs to focus even more on young Black voices from […]

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The Future of the Original Idea

In light of the global pandemic, Nordic and Canadian artists have become inventive in sharing their artistic work with the world and collaborating on ideas with one another. Digital technologies have become the de-facto platform to create and communicate. Still, are we losing too much when we’ve lost the tangible, real-world ability to connect with […]

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