Performance, Art, And Parties At The Qouleur Festival

’” This catchy turn of phrase became Sidewalk Labs’ calling card, eventually landing it a deal to co-partner with the Waterfront Toronto, an arm’s-length government agency, to develop a smart city project in the Quayside neighbourhood of Toronto’s waterfront. However, between the October 2017 awarding of this contract and Sidewalk Labs’ presentation of its plans in June 2019, “from the internet up” disappeared completely from the company’s lexicon. We bring cross-disciplinary perspectives to enable policy and language analysis. We rely on rhetorical and discursive analysis to examine the language of current laws and recommendations, to identify potentially conflicting values animating communications’ regulation and how they may be reconcilable. He has been awarded several grants from the Canada Arts Council, Quebec Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto arts Council and he received travel grant for Germany, Spain, USA and Martinique. Jérôme completed his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

So I started wrapping them up in wrapping paper so that clients would start taking them home. You didn’t have to be a client, you could just come and get condoms and information and see videos on HIV and AIDS,” she says with a smile her voice. The magazine DiAna read that day, perhaps Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire or one of the more liberal magazines of the period, had a cover headline about a woman who had contracted HIV from her boyfriend and DiAna got thinking about how this could and would affect her community. I started to get curious because it was something that nobody really knew about… So I got the information, and people started sharing the articles that I was getting. It snowballed from there, and I eventually started doing presentations and going into churches where they didn’t want to talk about sex or AIDS or anything, especially in the Bible Belt. They were quite shocked that I was able to talk about HIV and AIDS,” she tells me with the fluid verbal arc of someone who has talked about her activist beginnings many times, with concentration and generosity.

Qouleur : Festival Annuel Des Personnes Racisées Queer, Trans* Et Bi

Beyoncé dropped the music video for her most politically charged song yet and accompanied it with a Super Bowl performance that had tongues wagging and police unions protesting. Kendrick Lamar electrified the Grammys stage with a performance that touched on everything from the prison industrial complex to repatriation. But given today is International Women’s Day, I want to recognize a few lesser known artists here at home who are using their work to challenge, to protest, to educate, to inspire, to remix and to imagine. In mid-August, the city’s Gay Village hosts the week-long Pride and Black & Blue, the world’s largest gay-benefit dance party, follows in October. Cinephiles flock to the Afrocaribbean LGBT Film Festival and Image+National LGBT Film Festival, and more offbeat events include the Qouleur Festival of art and social action and Mado’s Drag Races, a fun event that flips gender on its head. Using art and critical dialogue as vehicles for social change — through performance and visual art, panel presentations and conversation-style breakout sessions — it explores the ways mixed folks negotiate identity, power dynamics and community building in their everyday lives.

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By unraveling the everyday challenges faced by ethnocultural communities, these artists engage with pressing social-political issues that continually fuel and challenge contemporary art discourse. His projects attempt to reckon with the histories of supremacy and oppression we struggle within our societies to transform. Recent works place familial historical narratives into broader socio-political context to explore the development of white supremacy in North America and beyond, and to examine our collective relationships to undoing it’s hold on our societies globally. Drawing on his relationships to queer, feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist projects, he hopes to illuminate transformative potentials across history and futurity. Kelly Wilhelm is a bilingual strategist with more than 20 years’ experience leading innovation and change in Canada’s creative industries, arts and culture. She has led major strategy and policy initiatives to respond to disruption, capitalize on opportunities for growth, and secure new investment. She brings to the role extensive experience in stakeholder and government relations at the most senior levels.

Two Canadian Photographers Find Their Muse In The Search For Place And Connection

there are a great many teenage, racialized transwomen with PTSD who have never been abusive. ” is a way to create a space for more marginalized voices, and also to create a different space where it’s about encountering different people,” said Lin. Professor Xavier’s research interests include Indigenous food security, Indigenous land connections and rematriation, Indigenous food ways, and Indigenous ways of knowing. In 2020, she was awarded the new McMaster Indigenous Research Institute “Indigenous In-Community Scholar Fellowship.” The project will work within Adrianne’s community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory to grow the understanding and capacity around food security and sovereignty. Zeinab Farokhi is a doctoral candidate at the Women and Gender Studies Institute and Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the transnational aspect of right-wing extremist groups, paying specific attention to the gender dimension of the development of this phenomenon in India, Canada, and the United States. Taeyoung is a PhD candidate in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. Since joining the school in 2016, he has studied the ideological and discursive dynamics of the global cultural/creative industries by analyzing government policies and texts of cultural products.

Once eccentric behaviours, like self-branding and personal promotion, have become norms. All of this would not be possible if folks did not spend their hard-earned cash on my art. They are directly promoting the growth of future art– my own as well as other artists. When I studied in ceramics, I had no previous experience or much exposure to clay, so when I finally came up with my production line, I went with my instinct. This is the first festival to celebrate forró and Brazilian dance in Montreal.

Qouleur Festival

A psychedelic journey of the senses into magic, horror, and meditation, BEASTIARY weaves and waves the noises in-between, the multidimensional facets of personal and political struggle, healing, and transmutation within a world torn apart by illusion. This young, intelligent woman, started out telling stories, learning to read and write at just two years old. Taking this intelligence she was able to skip some grades and graduate at seventeen. After graduating, she attended Cornish College of the Arts on a Scholarship. These stories however, don’t thrive in the self-interested buzz of social networks (unless your networks are specifically committed to third-world labour rights). The media, like the rest of us, use Twitter based on popularity principles, trending topics, the segregated tastes of programmed “homophily,” and ranking systems of edginess. So although urgent stories are reported, if they don’t bear enough social currency they don’t become news outlets’ main fare.

Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Pure Eclectic Joy!

Her purpose is to create space for Indigenous peoples to access the knowledge they carry from their ancestors and bring back community, balance and humanity to the design, integration and evolution of digital technologies and online spaces. The legacy of which is meant to advance Truth and Reconciliation both in physical and virtual worlds. Dr. Jennifer Wemigwams is Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education at University of Toronto. Her research is focused on Indigenous Knowledge Education that reflects and embraces diverse Indigenous Nations nationally and internationally.

Her previous academic positions include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Waterloo. She is the co-founder of SoundLab Cultural Alchemy, an internationally acclaimed multimedia art and sound platform. She has a history of international exhibition including venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Musée d’Art moderne Paris. This paper examines the relationship between digital platforms and the Canadian government. Our examination is based on records contained in the Canadian lobbying registry and a large corpus of government documents obtained via access to information requests; our method is outlined in part two. In part three, we present an overview of the interactions between the Canadian government and digital platforms between 2008 and the present, drawing on records in the lobbying registry and our corpus of access to information documents.

M. Sharon Jeannotte is an Affiliated Researcher at the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa. From 2005 to 2007, she was Senior Advisor to the Canadian Cultural Observatory in the Department of Canadian Heritage. Before that, she was the Manager of International Comparative Research in the Department’s Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate. Kuan-Yun Wang is a Ph.D. student in the joint program Communication and Cultural Studies at York and Ryerson University. Wang has been working as a journalist and photographer and writing and reporting about Palestine since 2015. Currently, she is writing a book that is scheduled to publish in the summer of 2021 on Palestinian identity. Ira Wagman is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.

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