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Workshops & seminars, Arts & culture

In.Site: Collaborative Sustainability Across the Fine Arts

Date & time
Monday, September 12, 2022 –
Friday, September 16, 2022
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free




J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for, a symposium on sociocultural and environmental sustainability across the fine arts. Presented by SiFOFA, explores the sustainable practices and pedagogies currently embedded in academic ecosystems of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The symposium invites all to collaborate through research-creation, knowledge-sharing sessions, actionable workshops, and an installation of artistic works exploring the shifting meaning of sustainability in creative practice.

See full weekly schedule here:

Monday, September 12  
10:30am - 11:15am Symposium Opening with FOFA Dean, Annie GĂ©rin
11:30am - 2:00pm Discover Your Campus: Sustainability Fair
2:00pm - 4:00pm Co-cogitate: Group Provocations on Sustainability
4:00pm - 5:00pm Kelly Jazvac + Juan Ortiz-Apuy in Conversation
Tuesday, September 13  
10:00am - 1:00pm Mapping What We Try to Forget: Walk and Workshop
1:30pm - 2:00pm The DNA Manifesto: Its Impact and Challenges for Design Education
2:00pm - 3:00pm Hyper Local Plastic Recycling
3:00pm - 4:00pm Mapping Concordia's Sustainability Ecosystem
Wed, September 14  
10:00am - 11:00am Culture of Colour: an Ecoliteracy of Textile Design
11:30am - 1:30pm Ecopoetry Workshop
1:45pm - 2:15pm Collaborating with Environments: Decolonial Bioplastics Cookbook Launch
2:15pm - 2:45pm The Parachute Unfolds: Follow the Thread
2:45pm - 3:15pm Rethinking Clothing Design, Circular Economy, + Collaborative Practices
Thursday, September 15  
10:00am - 12:30pm Solar Dyeing with Locally Foraged Plants: a STAIN Lab Workshop
12:30pm - 1:30pm Cycles of Attraction
1:30pm - 3:00pm Critical Materialities: Towards Resilient Environments and Technologies
3:00pm - 4:30pm The Sphere: New Ecologies of Funding for the Performing Arts
3:00pm - 5:00pm (OFFSITE) Introduction to Patchworking and Textile Re-Use at CUCCR
Friday, September 16  
10:30am - 12:30pm Meet the Artist and Exhibition Tour
12:00pm - 2:00pm (OFFSITE) Scales of Waste: an Island, an Archipelago, and a River
1:00pm - 2:00pm What It Means for This to Breathe
2:00pm - 4:00pm Screen Printing 101 with French Press


How can you participate? Attend in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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