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Identity | Living Heritage | Communities Research Cluster Event

Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 9:00 p.m.

Location: RC 176

Identity | Living Heritage | Communities Research Cluster Event

interspecies knowledges: how do our relations with more-than-human beings shape new modes of knowledge, ecological activism and well-being?

In recent decades new fields have developed to study the roles and relations of animals in human societies. Emergent practices and theories—assembled variously as anthrozoology, posthumanism and critical animal studies, to name a few—draw on multidisciplinary research to develop new ways of thinking about human relationships with more-than-human beings. Such research examines ontological, representational and ethical aspects of interspecies relationships. It recognizes the agencies of more-than-human creatures in the formation of ecological and cultural realms, and respectfully acknowledges Indigenous ways of knowing and being that have existed for hundreds of years.

interspecies knowledges invites the public to join in conversation with five researchers whose scholarly and artistic work spans disciplinary boundaries:

Stephen Loo, Professor of Architecture / Director, Creative Exchange Institute, U Tasmania
Angela Snowshoe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, U Regina
MJ Barrett, Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, U Saskatchewan
Marie Lovrod, Assistant Professor, English / Women’s and Gender Studies, U Saskatchewan
Darlene Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, U Regina

Admission is free and all are welcome
Light refreshments will be served

Information: Joanne Bristol
MAP Artist-in-Residence, Michele Sereda Residency in Socially Engaged Practice

This event is made possible through the generous support of the following:
Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, University of Regina
University of Regina President's Office
Regina Cat Rescue
Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina Advocates for Design
Engineers Without Borders, University of Regina Chapter