Truth & Reconciliation: Indigenous Perspectives on the Role of Art and Architecture

Doors Open Toronto
Presented by Great Gulf

Open InSights – Keynote Talk
Livestream on the CultureTO YouTube channel in addition

Presented by Doors Open Toronto in partnership with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto

Indigenous knowledge keepers, architects and artists from across Turtle Island will gather to share their artistic work and involvement in creative projects situated at local post-secondary institutions. This is happening at a time when universities are re-imagining their role in collective education and knowledge, as well as in sharing narratives of Indigeneity, settler colonialism and Canadian identity. These presentations will explore the role of art and architecture in Truth and Reconciliation and the artists’ process of creation from their respective Indigenous cultures and points of view.

Generously supported by Postsecondary Education Fund for Aboriginal Learners

Presentations by:

Susan Blight, Artist
Matthew Hickey, Two Row Architect
Que Rock, Artist
Shannon Simpson, University of Toronto, Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Moderated by James Bird, (Moderator), PhD Student in Architecture (University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty)

The close captioner is Marlene Finnegan

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