Carleton professors Birgit Hopfener, Ruth Phillips, Carmen Robertson and Ming Tiampo (SSAC/ICSLAC) will be presenting at the WPC 2023 Worlding Tiohtià:ke/Montreal conference and exhibition, a 2-day hybrid colloquium held at Concordia University 31 March -1 April 2023. For all information: Worlding Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal Bridging Knowledges, Practices, and Being

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.

Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation aims to develop a critical art theory and practice-based approach to social innovation, which takes worlding as its central methodology. Through a series of academies, assemblies and gatherings, the project seeks to reimagine cultural and educational institutions beyond modern Western and colonial frameworks.  The WPC Ottawa team includes ICSLAC Professors Birgit Hopfener, Carmen Robertson and Ming Tiampo.The Trans-Atlantic Platform-funded WPC project is co-led by  Paul Goodwin (University of the Arts London) and Ming Tiampo.