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November 5, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Imminent Future is a series of events programmed by Am Johal, Cecily Nicholson, Nicholas Perrin and Althea Thauberger that considers community and aesthetic responses to narratives of inevitablility, and privilege vis a vis imagining any future through intersections of cultural production, theory and activism.
In this next installment, Harjap Grewal, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Raymond Boisjoly, and Glen Coulthard (in presentation order) will discuss their current projects and work relating to global migration, aboriginal language, and alternative education.
Harjap Grewal is an anti-authoritarian organizer/activist based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, working with the No One Is Illegal collective and various local campaigns. He will speak about aspects of his work in migrant, trade, and environmental justice.
Based in Copenhagen, Tone Olaf Nielsen is an independent Curator, educator, and co-founding member of the artist-curator collective Goll & Nielsen and the curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion who in 2006 realized the comprehensive project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts. She will speak about her work as program co-ordinator of Trampoline House, a user-driven culture house for asylum seekers and Danes working for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy in Denmark.
Raymond Boisjoly is an Aboriginal artist from Chilliwack now based in Vancouver, BC. His work has been presented at numerous artist-run centres and galleries. The first iteration of his current project, The Writing Lesson, was shown at Republic Gallery (Vancouver, BC) this fall. He will speak about his current research concerning black metal visuals and place names of Aboriginal origin.
Glen Coulthard is an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of contemporary political theory, indigenous thought and politics, and radical social and political thought (marxism, anarchism, post-colonialism). His most recent work on Frantz Fanon and the politics of recognition won Contemporary Political Theory’s Annual Award for Best Article of the Year in 2007, and he is currently writing about the transformational value of "revenge" in relation to indigenous and anti-colonial struggles. He is Yellowknives Dene. He will speak about his work with Dechinta: Bush University Centre for Research and Learning, a land based University accredited program in the North-West Territories.