Reading the Bruce Trail / Tracing Decolonization


Join a walk and reading group along the Bruce Trail

 
DateSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am

READING THE BRUCE TRAIL

September 16th, 2017

Led by Amish Morrell

This seminar-in-the-forest will begin at the site of a 600 year-old Iroquois village that sits on the edge of the escarpment, where it overlooks the land of present-day Toronto. From there we will follow the shoreline of an ancient ocean and the ridges left behind by receding glaciers, passing by the barely discernible ruins of farms and industrial activity, travelling along streams and roads, and through schoolyards and backyards. As we walk, we will stop to read stories and songs from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s book, This Accident of Being Lost, and share other readings, ideas and stories that help us to think about past, present and future occupations of this land.

There will be a bus leaving from OCAD University, at 100 McCaul St., at 10 am, returning by 5 pm. The walk will begin at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, at 3115 Conservation Road, in Milton. We will walk approximately 10 km, on well-trodden, relatively flat footpath through the forest and meadows, and along some quiet country roads. Bring water and snacks, pack a raincoat and be sure to wear appropriate footwear.

Leanne Betasamosake’s book, This Accident of Being Lost is available on the reserves shelf, in the OCAD U Library.

This walk is part of Tracing Decolonization: Mapping a Field of Radicality Across the Bruce Trail, a project by Public Studio (Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky). During July and August of 2017 Flanders and Sawatzky are walking the 900 km-length of the Bruce Trail, from Tobermory to Niagara, with scientists, artists, activists, philosophers and others.

Space is limited, to reserve a spot send an email to: hibabdallah@gmail.com

 



Bruce Trail Poster
DateSaturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am

READING THE BRUCE TRAIL

September 16th, 2017

Led by Amish Morrell

This seminar-in-the-forest will begin at the site of a 600 year-old Iroquois village that sits on the edge of the escarpment, where it overlooks the land of present-day Toronto. From there we will follow the shoreline of an ancient ocean and the ridges left behind by receding glaciers, passing by the barely discernible ruins of farms and industrial activity, travelling along streams and roads, and through schoolyards and backyards. As we walk, we will stop to read stories and songs from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s book, This Accident of Being Lost, and share other readings, ideas and stories that help us to think about past, present and future occupations of this land.

There will be a bus leaving from OCAD University, at 100 McCaul St., at 10 am, returning by 5 pm. The walk will begin at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, at 3115 Conservation Road, in Milton. We will walk approximately 10 km, on well-trodden, relatively flat footpath through the forest and meadows, and along some quiet country roads. Bring water and snacks, pack a raincoat and be sure to wear appropriate footwear.

Leanne Betasamosake’s book, This Accident of Being Lost is available on the reserves shelf, in the OCAD U Library.

This walk is part of Tracing Decolonization: Mapping a Field of Radicality Across the Bruce Trail, a project by Public Studio (Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky). During July and August of 2017 Flanders and Sawatzky are walking the 900 km-length of the Bruce Trail, from Tobermory to Niagara, with scientists, artists, activists, philosophers and others.

Space is limited, to reserve a spot send an email to: hibabdallah@gmail.com

 

Bruce Trail Poster
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