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Worlding Tiohtià:ke/Montreal: Bridging Knowledges, Practices, and Beings

Colloquium and Exhibition | colloque et exposition

Date & time
Friday, March 31, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


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

Wheel chair accessible


The WPC 2023 Worlding Tiohtià:ke/Montreal colloque and exhibition ask three main questions: To what extent do current scholarship in global art histories, museum studies, and radical pedagogies demonstrate critical awareness of and engagement with, diverse ethnocultural communities who are at home in diaspora and/or unsettled racialized arrivants on unceded Indigenous lands? How can we understand Global South and Global North not as binary categories, but as overlapping networks and territories? How are these networks emerging in and being engaged within Montreal’s culturally and linguistically diverse art and cultural landscape? This line of questioning in fact arose from the second, equally important part of our goal, which is to showcase, with intentionality, what we have learnt from the four WPC academies—lessons that range from heretofore indiscernible injustices to intellectual growth and research synergies.

WPC 2023 Worlding Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is the last in a series of five international gatherings of the four-year Trans-Atlantic Platform project, ”Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation” (WPC), exploring how global, transnational and transcultural public narratives are being represented in universities and museums worldwide. The previous four international academies were held at Carleton University in 2019, Amsterdam University, and TATE and University Arts London in 2021; and by Heidelberg University at Dresden State Art Collections in 2022. 

Join us for Day 1 of the discussions tackling these questions and more! 

For the full conference schedule and how to register for Day 2 (in the EV Building) here.

Schedule for Day 1 here at 4TH SPACE:

8:30am - 9:00am Morning Coffee | Registration
9:00am - 9:30am

Ohèn:ton Karihwatéhken | Opening Address - Elder Amelia Tekwatoni McGregor, Kanien'keha:ka

Words of Welcome - Dean Annie Gérin, Faculty of Fine Arts

Remarks - Paul Goodwin and Ming Tiampo

9:30am - 11:00am

Worlding Diasporic and Transcultural Art

with Alice Ming Wai Jim, Analays Alvarez Hernandez, and Nuraini Juliastuti

1:00am - 11:15am Coffee Break
11:15 - 1:00pm

WPC Session

Keynote - maya rae oppenheimer

In this Conjuncture: Paul Goodwin and Ming Tiampo

Pluriversal Worldings - Birgit Hopfener, Ruth Phillips, and Wayne Modest

Worlding Pedagogies - Eva Bentcheva and Franziska Koch

Worlding Data - Paul Goodwin, Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja, Janneke Van Hoeve, Athanasios Velios

1:00pm - 2:15pm Lunch Break 
2:15pm - 4:30pm

WPC Emerging Scholars Session

Keynote - Rahila Haque

Panel - David Duhamel, Varda Nisar, Moritz Shwörer, Franziska Kaun, and Seung Hee Kim

5:00pm - 6:30pm

re* Conversations In Contemporary Art Artist Roundtable

with Manar Abo Touk, Lorraine Doucet-Sisto, and Varda Nisar (co-curators)

and rudi aker, Pansee Atta, Amin Rehman, and Swapnaa Tamhane (exhibiting artists)

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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Institutional and Funding Partners

Worlding Public Cultures WPC 2023 Montreal has been made possible through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) as well as Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories, FOFA Art Gallery, 4TH SPACE, Conversations in Contemporary Art (CiCA), Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC), EAHR|Media South South CISSC Working Group, and the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group (EAHR).


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