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Workshops & seminars, Arts & culture

Scenographies of Site-Writing & Critical Spatial Practices Across the Americas

Date & time
Monday, November 7, 2022 –
Friday, November 11, 2022
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free




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

Wheel chair accessible


PULSE, HEMI, and Concordia University Research Chair in Performative Urbanism Present: Scenographies of Site-Writing & Critical Spatial Practices Across the Americas.

This intensive five day residency will explore scenography as a lens and method for undertaking critical performance-making practices in urban environments. The PULSE Residency is in collaboration with Hemispheric Encounters: Developing Transborder Research-Creation Practices, which brings together scholars, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the Americas to explore hemispheric performance as a methodology, a pedagogical strategy, and as a tool for social change. 

One of the goals of the collaboration is to understand and critically engage with unsettling dominant western and colonial ways of being in and understanding space, and thinking about and exchanging different methods of doing that: through site-writing and performance practices, performative writing about site, within and in relation to site.

This residency has been made possible with the support of the Concordia Research Chair in Performative Urbanism, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 4th Space, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society & Culture, Concordia, and SBC Gallery, Montreal.

For more details about the residency program, visit PULSE.

See the full week schedule here:

Monday, November 07  
10:00am - 1:00pm Site-Writing with Jane Rendell
2:00pm - 6:00pm Opening of Residency
Tuesday, November 08  
10:00am - 1:00pm Site-Writing as Activism with Amanda Gutiérrez and Collages Féministes Montréal
3:00pm - 6:00pm Site-Specific Scenographies of Resignification: Feminist, Decolonial and Transnational Spatial Practices Roundtable
Wed, November 09  
10:00am - 1:00pm Oralities of site-writing with Martín Rodríguez
2:00pm - 2:10pm Graduate Student Symposium: Welcome by Jacob and Sarah
2:10pm - 2:45pm Learning from Urban Materiality
2:45pm - 3:15pm Collective Discussion with Respondents
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 3:55pm Situating Queer (un)tangible Networks
3:55pm - 4:10pm Collective Discussion with Respondents
4:10pm - 4:25pm Break
4:25pm - 5:00pm Social Conflicts and Coalition Across Distance
5:00pm - 5:30pm Collective Discussion with Respondents
5:30pm - 5:35pm Closing Words
Thursday, November 10  
10:00am - 1:00pm Augmented Reality as site-writing with Kévin Pinvidic
3:00pm - 6:00pm  Where are the Edges? Site-writing as Critical Spatial Practice
Friday, November 11  
10:30am - 1:00pm Residual Derives with TRES Collective (México) 
2:00pm - 5:00pm Finissage of Residency


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

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