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October 2018

Take Back the Night Rally & March

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cosmopolitan Music Society, 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4B4 Canada
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Join Women for Rights and Empowerment in collective resistance to violence against women. 6:00pm - Doors open, light refreshments provided 6:00pm - Rally - everyone welcome! 7:00pm - Women and children to march on Whyte. Men invited to stay behind in the hall. 7:30pm - Closing program * All events are trans inclusive. For more information or to get involved, women4re@gmail.com or Facebook: EdmontonW4RE

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CoLAB: Energy Imaginaries

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Based Research Studio, 4-104 Educational Building North, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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On behalf of the Social Justice + Research-Creation CoLABoratory (CoLAB) in partnership with the Intermedia Research Studio and the Space and Culture Research Group, we are excited to invite you to an interactive workshop that will explore energy imaginaries! This event will feature a test-run of the Perfect Storm: Feminist Energy Transition role-playing game, developed by Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea. The Perfect Storm game enables players to explore the cultural and class politics of energy transition in Canada, while also providing an opportunity to examine gamification as an instrument of…

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November 2018

French Ameri-Can Climate Talks on Ocean (FACT-O) Conference

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Alberta / ECHA, ECHA L1-190, 11405 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9 Canada
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On November 5, 2018, the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks - Oceans (FACT-O) will be traveling to Edmonton to hold a conference highlighting the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean from the perspectives of France and Canada. Held at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, the conference will welcome a variety of scientists, representatives of NGOs and institutions from France and Canada to discuss the issue in detail.

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Sensing the Anthropocene: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Form

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Millieux Seminar Room – Concordia University, 1515 Ste Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G2W1 Canada
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Free

Speculative Energy Futures Co-Investigator Natalie Loveless is the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture in Montreal, Quebec. She is presenting two talks in the series, Sensing the Anthropocene.  The first is titled "Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Form." This talk asks what artistic approaches and sensibilities can offer to debate surrounding Anthropogenic climate change, attending to the difference between art on ecology and art that is formed ecologically. As well as giving theoretical and art historical background…

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VISCOSITY

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - November 17 @ 11:30 pm
The Backstage Theatre — ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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$20

Black gold, true tales, real lives VISCOSITY, is a brand-new installation that is part exhibition, part journalism and part performance.  VISCOSITY sheds light on the lives of Alberta oil workers across a variety of ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and perspectives. Created from transcriptions of interviews with Alberta’s oil industry, this innovative performance installation brings Albertans together in conversation about life inside and outside the patch. Theatre Yes (National Elevator Project, ANXIETY) is an award-winning, boutique theatre company that responds to up-to-the-minute…

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VISCOSITY Opening Reception

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Backstage Theatre — ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Part exhibition, part journalism, and part performance, VISCOSITY brings to life the stories of Alberta oil workers across a variety of ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and perspectives. Created from transcriptions of interviews with real Albertans in 2018, VISCOSITY challenges what we think we know about the people who work in big oil. This innovative performance installation by Edmonton’s own Theatre Yes (ANXIETY, The National Elevator Project) brings people across the province together in conversation about life in and out of…

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Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition – A Symposium

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rhode Island School of Design, The RISD Auditorium 7 Canal Walk, Providence River Greenway
Providence, RI United States
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Free

At a time when climate politics would seem to be stuck between a state of “melancholic paralysis” (Wark, 2015) and “passive nihilism” (Connolly, 2016), mobilizations occurring around just transitions stand as one of the few bright spots on the horizon. Discussions of just transitions are at different stages of development. They come with the usual bundle of issues, problems, controversies and setbacks. But they also come with potential and promise. In a bleak intellectual context, where the converging forces of climate destabilization…

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Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition – A Symposium

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Rhode Island School of Design, The RISD Auditorium 7 Canal Walk, Providence River Greenway
Providence, RI United States
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Free

At a time when climate politics would seem to be stuck between a state of “melancholic paralysis” (Wark, 2015) and “passive nihilism” (Connolly, 2016), mobilizations occurring around just transitions stand as one of the few bright spots on the horizon. Discussions of just transitions are at different stages of development. They come with the usual bundle of issues, problems, controversies and setbacks. But they also come with potential and promise. In a bleak intellectual context, where the converging forces of climate destabilization…

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Sensing the Anthropocene: Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Millieux Seminar Room – Concordia University, 1515 Ste Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G2W1 Canada
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Free

Speculative Energy Futures Co-Investigator Natalie Loveless is the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture in Montreal, Quebec. She is presenting two talks in the series, Sensing the Anthropocene.  The second talk is titled "Aesthetic Attunement in an Age of Urgency." This talk will describe a new research project on art and ecology with the working title of Sensing the Anthropocene. Instead of outputs that draw on textual and site research but that are solely artistic in form, or…

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December 2018

The Right to Exist: An Evening of Arts and Culture

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West Jasper Sherwood Community Centre, 9620 152 St NWT5P 4N9
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4N9
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Join Migrante Alberta and Climate Justice Edmonton for an evening of food, arts and culture to mark International Human Rights Day and International Migrants' Day. "The Right to Exist" will bring together a wide range of activists, organizers, and artists from across Treaty 6 territory to share food, stories, dances, visual art, and spoken word and stand-up performances on the intersections of migrant and climate justice. In an era of global capitalism, the degradation of peoples' human rights and the…

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