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November 2018

VISCOSITY

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - November 17, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
The Backstage Theatre — ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Millieux Seminar Room – Concordia University, 1515 Ste Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G2W1 Canada
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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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Amiskwaciy in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en— Treaty 6

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beaver Hills House Park, #401, 10158 103 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0X6 Canada
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International Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en #wetsuwetenstrong #notrespass #thetimeisnow TUESDAY JANUARY 8, 2019 On January 4, members of the RCMP’s Aboriginal Police Liaison met with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and indicated that specially trained tactical forces will be deployed to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory. The RCMP’s ultimatum, to allow TransCanada access to unceded Wet’suwet’en territory or face police invasion, is an act of war. Despite the lip service given to “Truth and Reconciliation”, Canada is now attempting to…

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Poetic Spores / The Open Secret Workshops/Seminars at the Intermedia Studio

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Intermedia Research Studio, 1-063, Tory Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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February 2019

Amy Luers: Sparking Exponential Climate Action

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
11-161 Allard Hall, MacEwan University 11110 104 Ave NW, 11-161 Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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We face a future full of disruption. To keep global warming below 2°C, countries must adopt a simple rule: cut emissions in half every decade to 2050. Solutions may be market ready and economically attractive, but it will require economic transformation at an unprecedented speed and scale. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley’s digital revolution is re-wiring the way we work, shop, live and socialize. Tech giants have had a profound influence on democracy and the modern economy, and the promise of artificial…

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Resilience and Well-being in the Climate Crisis

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MacEwan University, 10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton, T5J4S2
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Join the MacEwan Office of Sustainability for a workshop series to aid you in your journey to resilience and well-being in the climate crisis. - February 14: Sharing circle - March 7: Movement: trauma-informed yoga followed by sharing circle - March 28: Panel with resilience advocates This event is offered free of charge, however registration is required. Please contact sustainability@macewan.ca with all inquiries. Location will be emailed to registered guests. The Peace of the Wild Things by Wendell Berry When…

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