Sensorium hosts an annual Speaker Series that profiles the research of Sensorium members, invited artists, and scholars. The series seeks to promote knowledge mobilization, artistic and/or research collaboration, and engage with other disciplines and communities across the York campus.
All are welcome to attend; no RSVP required!
Public Lecture & Master Class with Dr. Kelly Fritsch
Please join us for the next event in Peripheral Vision Speaker Series as we welcome Professor Kelly Fritsch. Kelly Fritsch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in unceded Algonquin territory whose work research broadly engages crip, queer, and feminist theory to explore the relations of disability, health, technology, risk, and accessibility.
Masterclass @ York University
Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Sensorium Research Loft
4th Floor of Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
York University, 4700 Keele Street
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Kelly Fritsch engages with the emerging field of crip technoscience, exploring what it means for disability politics, community, and access. Taking up Alison Kafer’s provocation that disabled people are cyborgs because of their politics rather than their impairments, Fritsch explores the ways in which disabled community forms out of frictional and ambivalent relations to technoscience, marking out the implications of these relations for social justice practices.
Public Lecture @ OISE
Crip Commitments: Disability, Theory, Politics
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm | OISE Library
University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. West
All Welcome – Free | Wheelchair accessible | ASL | Refreshments
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New College Disability Studies Speaker Series in collaboration with York University’s Peripheral Vision Speaker Series present the public lecture, Crip Commitments: Disability, Theory, Politics. Engaging the frictions of crip and disability theory, Kelly Fritsch non-innocently considers the possibilities of radical social change that emerge through knowing and making disability differently.
Sensorium, VISTA and The Peripheral Visions Speaker Series Presents:
DREAMS, VISIONS, HALLUCINATIONS: DISABILITY & OTHER WAYS OF SEEING
March 6, 2019 | 4-5:30 pm in the Joe G. Green Theatre
Dolleen Tisawii’ashiiManning hosts a public conversation with Traditional Doctor and Elder Mona Stonefish on Anishinaabe dream imaging practices and their implications for critical disability studies. Manning worked with her mother and Stonefish in developing her mnidoo theory of consciousness. This interrelational understanding of perception and knowing involves a possession by these living potencies, along with an expanded understanding of vision. In this discussion, they question western conceptions of ability and disability, while also considering the debilitating impact of colonialism.
Rod Michalko – “Blindness Meets the Devil” &
Devon Healy – “The Feel of Blindness:
Venue: The Sensorium Loft
4th Floor, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Art at York University
We are excited to announce the second event in the Peripheral Visions: Critical Disability Arts Perspectives on Vision, a series of public talks, conversations and masterclasses. Join us next week as Peripheral Vision Lab, Sensorium and VISTA welcome Rod Michalko and Devon Healy for an engaging afternoon of public talks. Rod Michalko will be presenting “Blindness Meets the Devil” a paper which explores blindness and how it meets itself, Devon Healywill be presenting “The Feel of Blindness” a paper which examines the feeling of difference in the body which illuminates blindness.
Faculty and graduate students are also welcome to participate in a Master Class at the Sensorium Loft on Thursday, January 17, from 11:00am-1:00pm. To sign-up for the Master Class, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
from Taien’s most recent work Stratigraphic City (2017)
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GCFA 214 (Faculty Lounge)
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Freya Björg Olafson in ‘MÆ – Aftereffect’ | Photo: Robbie Sweeny
Freya Björg Olafson (Dance): I POST THEREFORE I AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM