I/We would like to begin by acknowledging that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
The Simone de Beauvoir Institute 40th Anniversary Conference would not be possible if it was not for the generous artistic, administrative and financial support of our sponsors. The Organizing Committee members are extremely grateful to Concordia’s Office of the Vice-President (Research and Graduate Studies), the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. A big “THANK YOU” as well to:
Anna Sadofsky. Artwork for the 2018 Summer Institute program is graciously offered by 2017 Simone de Beauvoir Summer Institute alumna Anna Sadofsky. Sadofsky is a Montreal-based artist whose practice explores the relationship between streams of consciousness and pictorial representation. By altering streams of consciousness (e.g., through sleep and food deprivation, drugs, alcohol), Sadofsky is able to experience an altered state and create a difference in mark-making on a large scale. Consistently explored are the ways in which streams of consciousness can somewhat dominate a final product. By integrating knowledge and passion for human psychology and art therapy, Sadofsky attempts to increase awareness regarding the importance of artistic relief, which remains a key aspect of her work. See more of Sadosky’s art at: https://aannasadofskysartwork.tumblr.com