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Workshops & seminars

Thinking Allowed Fall Colloquium

Date & time
Thursday, October 19, 2023 –
Friday, October 20, 2023
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


Elastic Spaces


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

Wheel chair accessible


The Elastic Spaces SSHRC Connection funded project, Thinking Allowed, brings together a network of artists, curators, scientists, students and community members coming with expertise from different branches of knowledge – artistic, scientific and Indigenous – to address urgent issues around social justice and the environment. Using both new and traditional practices, this group of interdisciplinary and intergenerational researchers work together towards delineating the intersections among the entangled problems of climate change, clear-cutting of old growth forests, human displacement, settler-colonialism and racism.

Join Thinking Allowed for a 3 day colloquium that will include conversation panels, talks, and workshops, and screenings! For all offsite activities, please visit the Elastic Spaces website and you can register for the offsite Saturday activities here!

See full weekly schedule here:

Thursday, October 19  
12:30pm - 2:30pm  Architectures for Immersion
3:00pm - 5:00pm IMAX by Artists
6:30pm - 8:30pm Outer Worlds: IMAX Screening (OFFSITE - Montreal Science Centre)
Friday, October 20  
10:00am - 11:30am Drawing Allowed Workshop
12:30pm - 2:00pm Thinking Allowed: Social Justice, Migration, and the Environment
3:00pm - 5:00pm Collective Thinking, Archives & Histories
10:00am - 11:30am Creative Climate Changes: Forest Data and Digital Art in Dialogue with Publics
12:45pm - 1:15pm Walkthrough the gardens with ethnobotanist Alain Cuerrier
1:30pm - 2:30pm Rematriation Of Strong Communities: Restoring Forest Resilience
3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Evolution of Fairy Creek: Still Going Strong

Keynote presentation by Pacheedaht First Nation Elder, Bill Jones

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

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