Feminist Art Museum Breakout Session
Creative Time Summit 2017
SESSION TITLE: WHY INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE MATTERS: Creating New Moral Fabrics in Settler Colonial Societies
SESSION LED BY Christine Migwans and presented by the Feminist Art Museum
The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) secures space for women (women-identified and gender non-binary people) in contemporary art. Currently in development, FAM is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee.
Guest speaker, Christine Migwans is an Anishinaabe defender of Indigenous rights.
*You must register to attend this session. Details will be released by Creative Time soon. Follow Summit activities here
LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen Street W.
Physical Accessibility: Walking outdoors on uneven ground with slopes, hills and off path in an urban park
Trinity Bellwoods Park is a 36 acre urban park. In 1851 Anglican deacon Bishop John Strachan purchased the property from Mrs. Cameron Gore Vale to establish Trinity College in opposition to the secular University of Toronto. Trinity College federated with the University of Toronto in 1904 and moved to U of T's campus in 1925.
In the 1950s, Garrison Creek was entirely buried and the creek ravine backfilled.
Christine Migwans will discuss Indigenous epistemological resurgence with particular focus on attuning senses to the land and spirits, and treaties between people and non-humans (animals, plant life, land, water, air etc.). Overarching themes include Indigenous space and time vs. colonial "modernity".
This session has been developed through an ongoing conversation between Christine Migwans, Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee. This conversation invites the public to take part in FAM's R&D.