Shifting Ground Symposium

November 11 Livestreams

Session 1: Material and the Immaterial

1:15pm – 2:35pm

Omar Badrin and Zavisha Chromicz combine textile techniques and materials with familiar found objects and multi-media processes.

Session 2: Black Ecologies

2:50pm – 4:05pm

Artists Charmaine Lurch and Jérôme Havre join writer and researcher Nehal El-Hadi for a provocative discussion on nature, mythology and Blackness. 

Keynote: ShapeShifters

6:30pm – 8pm

As with the evolution and diversity of the land, waters and animal beings, Indigenous practice continues to evolve, shift, shape and reshape within the landscape. 

November 12 Livestreams

Session 1: Contemporary Art Jewellery and the Craft Ideal

10:15pm – 11:35pm

The studio craft movement solidified the concept of individual creative genius applied to craft.

Session 2: Craft & Creative Placemaking

1pm – 2:20pm

Creative placemaking leverages the power of arts and culture as a catalyst for community and urban development. 

Session 3: Craftship/Kinship

2:35pm – 3:35pm

The role of Indigenous craft practice in shaping our relation to the world(s) around us.