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