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October 2017

Putting Infrastructure in its Place: Grounded Epistemologies and Critical Research Strategies

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, H-1120

FALL WORKSHOP Putting Infrastructure in its Place: Grounded Epistemologies and Critical Research Strategies October 11, 12:00-17:00 Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, H-1120 An afternoon workshop exploring the theoretical, epistemological, and methodological challenges of conducting critical research on infrastructure development in the 21st century. Featuring : Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto) Author of The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade Shiri Pasternak (Ryerson University) Author of Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State Orit Halpern (Concordia…

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Porting Media II Conference

October 12 - October 14

Porting Media II Conference 12-14​ October 2017, Concordia University & McGill University (https://portingmedia.com/). Full schedule: https://portingmedia.com/schedule-2/ Porting Media is a conference that draws on the nuances of the word “port” to investigate the transportation, translation, and reconfiguration of media within particular sites. Porting is a concept and metaphor useful for rethinking discussions of circulation and infrastructure; media transposition (or transmedia); game and cell phone cultures of portability; media archaeological approaches to portable technologies of transmission and telecommunication; and the porting of paradigms of…

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CFP: Works-in-Progress (WIP) workshop series at the Global Emergent Media Lab

October 16

CFP: Works-in-Progress (WIP) workshop series: Call for Proposals Organized by: Patrick Brodie, Viviane Saglier, and Patrick Brian Smith GEM Lab / https://www.globalemergentmedia.com/​ proposals due: October 16, 2017 first workshop: November 9, 2017 Works-in-Progress (WIP) is a new workshop series at the Global Emergent Media Lab starting in the Fall of 2017. The workshop is meant to showcase new and developing projects by the Fine Arts graduate community (and beyond), creating a space for interdisciplinary critique and feedback. Encouraging the engagement of workshop…

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Regenerating the Ecological Commons

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 17 @ 8:00 pm
EV 6.702

A lecture and seminar by Dawn Danby and David McConville, Spherical Lecture: Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6-8 pm Engineering/Visual Arts Building, 6th Floor EV-6.720 1515 St.-Catherine St W Metro Guy-ConcordiaSeminar: (RSVP required): Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 6-8 pm Engineering/Visual Arts Building, 6th Floor EV-6.720 1515 St.-Catherine St W Metro Guy-Concordia Environments don’t just affect ecosystems. Ecosystems also produce environments. Their self-regulating exchanges of nutrients and energy optimize conditions conducive to life. What if cities could be cultivated like ecosystems?…

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Coffee Session with IUF ‘Futurists in Residence’

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Institute for Urban Futures is inviting graduate and PhD students to an informal coffee talk with Dawn Danby and David McConville​, their resident 'Futurists'. It will be held on Thursday, October 19, from 10:30 to 11:30, with final location in the EV building TBC soon. Interested students are asked to please RSVP to urban.futures@concordia.ca as soon as possible to make sure there is enough space (and coffee!).

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Speculative Life Student Research Funding Applications

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Speculative Life Research Cluster is offering seed funding for students to produce group research-creation projects: Seed Grant (Team Funding) (1-year) – up to $1500 for two applicants, up to $2000 for three or more applicants NEXT GRANT DEADLINE: October 27, 2017 Eligibility: Students must be actively engaged Speculative Life Cluster members and registered at Concordia University in order to qualify for grants. Students must have been an active member of the Speculative Life Cluster for a minimum of 3 months…

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November 2017

Automated Environments Conference

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Centre for Arcithecture, 1920 Baile St.
Montreal, Quebec H3H2S6 Canada
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Today, growing concerns with #climate change, #energy scarcity, security, and economic collapse have turned the focus of urban planners, investors, and governments towards “#infrastructure” as a site of value production and potential salvation from a world consistently defined by catastrophes and “crisis”. From discussions about “disaster capitalism” to the embrace of a world after humans, the idea that some environmental, economic, or security catastrophe has arrived, or will arrive, is almost unquestioned. In response, there has emerged a new paradigm…

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Speculating through Movies: Wednesday Night Cinema. First edition!

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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We invite you to first of the “Speculating through Movies: Wednesday Night Cinema”! In this event series, we are going to watch movies and discuss them to explore the notion of speculation through different temporalities and scales. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) is the first feature length film by Victor Erice, a fiction that metaphorically alludes to the Franco era, projecting the viewer’s imagination to a post-Franco world. The film takes place in a rural village in Spain in…

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Power Plant Field Trip

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of the conference that we are helping sponsor Automated Environments we have a field trip planned in coordination with Hydroquebec. If you are a member of the lab and wish to join please come!!! Visit to the hydroelectric plant Beauharnois on November 2 as part of the conference on automated environments. The visit will be at 1:15 p.m. and will last 1:30 hour. We have rented a minibus to take us to the site, and we will be…

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Speculating Through Movies II

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625), 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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