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Workshops & seminars

Going Dark

Aesthetic Strategies and Anti-Colonial Solidarities

Date & time
Thursday, November 2, 2023
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



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

Wheel chair accessible


Jagdeep Raina, The body with two silk borders, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152.4 cm)

Join us for the launch of Dark Opacities Lab, a hub for BIPOC political and aesthetic study and strategy at Concordia University. “Going Dark” will center an expansive and experimental dialoguing with scholars, activists, and practitioners from across Turtle Island who work at the nexus of race, empire, carcerality, and anti-colonial visual cultures.

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

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Assia Boundaoui, Filmmaker and Journalist

Kimberly Juanita Brown, Dartmouth College

micha cardénas, University of California - Santa Cruz

Sarah T. Hamid, Carceral Technology Resistance Network

Anjali Nath, University of Toronto – Mississauga

Aléjandro Ruizesparza, Lucy Parsons Lab

Sue Shon, Emily Carr Univeristy of Art and Design

Organized by Balbir K. Singh, Director of Dark Opacities Lab, Canada Research Chair in Art and Racial Justice, and Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia; along with the assistance of Mélinda Pierre-Paul Cardinal, MA Student and Marcela Torres Molano, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History.

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