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Radically Shifting Our Indigenous Futures Through Art, Scholarship and Tech...

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Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Blvd

Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

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The third annual (and first public!) Symposium on the Future Imaginary will showcase a critical mass of artists, community activists, curators and academics presenting their visions of the future of Indigenous people. From November 30 to December 2, join us for an exciting three days of multidisciplinary conversations about Indigenous art & media, scholarship, and cultural innovation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg.

PANEL THEMES

  • Dreaming of Our Future Seven Generations Ahead
  • IndigeFem and the Future
  • Games as Resurgence and Presence
  • Land-Based Knowledge and Creative Interventions
  • Technology as (De)Colonial Tools
  • Arctic Futurisms

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Keynote Speaker: Duke Redbird (Toronto)
  • Host: Julie Nagam (Winnipeg)
  • Candice Hopkins (Albuquerque, US)
  • Owioskon Lahache (Kahnawake)
  • Mandee McDonald (Yellowknife)
  • Erin Freeland-Ballantyne (Yellowknife)
  • Wanda Nanibush (Toronto)
  • Megan Tamati-Quennell (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Jaimie Isaac (Winnipeg)
  • Joi Arcand (Ottawa)
  • Tasha Spillett (Winnipeg)
  • Jarita Greyeyes (Winnipeg)
  • Elizabeth LaPensee (Nkwejong, US)
  • Rilla Khaled (Montreal)
  • Keith Munro (Brisbane, Australia)
  • KC Adams (Winnipeg)
  • Heather Campbell (Nunatsiavut)
  • Jordan Bennett (Stephenville Crossing)
  • Carly Lane (Perth, Australia)
  • Michelle LaVallee (Regina)
  • Jolene Rickard (Ithaca, US)
  • Jason Lewis (Montreal)
  • Scott Benesiinaabandan (Montreal)
  • Karl Chitham (Tauranga, New Zealand)
  • Heather Igloliorte (Montreal)
  • ... and more!



SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Thursday and Friday: Film and New Media Screenings (FREE)
  • Thursday: Evening Cultural Performances at the WAG (at additional cost)
  • Friday: Evening Event at Urban Shaman Gallery (FREE)
  • Saturday: Indigenous Video Game Arcade, Virtual Reality (VR) Stations, and a workshop facilitated by Video Pool Media Arts Centre! Showcasing games from the IIF Skins workshops, Elizabeth LaPensée, Never Alone, the 2167 VR projects, the Art Alive VR experience from Pinnguaq, and more! Families welcome. (FREE)


Note: Artists and curators who would like to attend the symposium may apply for funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

For questions or concerns, please contact tmkprojectcoordinator@gmail.com.

We are extremely proud to have organized this symposium in collaboration with our Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF) Partnership and the Transactive Memory Keepers Digital and New Media Mobile Laboratories Project (TMK). Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors:


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