THINKING ALLOWED – FALL COLLOQUIUM
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.
Thinking Allowed organized a series of online + in-person conversation panel talks on March 13th – 14th as part of the Research that Matters Sustainability conference and the Leadership in Environmental and Digital Innovation for Sustainability (LEADS) program at Concordia University, and 5 more panels June 12th – 16th, 2023 at Concordia University’s 4th Space, in collaboration with the Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Hexagram-UQAM. These panels have led to a 3 day colloquium on October 19 – 21, 2023 that will include conversation panels, talks, workshops, and screenings at Concordia University’s 4th Space and the Black Box research space; an evening IMAX screening at the Montreal Science Center; and a keynote presentation and talks at the Montreal Botanical Garden.