Whiteness without White Supremacy Roundtable

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

To continue discussions on decolonizing design, Sessional Instructor Monica Bodirsky, Tenured Associate Professor Patricio Davila, and CLTA Assistant Professor Howard Munroe will participate in a roundtable discussion on identity, making, and being read as racially “white” when one’s identity is much more complex.

Monica will share stories and images about being part Roma. Patricio will explore the relationship between his work and identities as a white Latino. Howard Munroe will discuss the intersections of Metis identities, education, and his design practice.



Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Room 516
Whiteness Without White Supremacy

Decolonizing Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:15pm to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 5:15pm

"Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance"

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of CIARS and the 10th Anniversary of the "Decolonizing the Spirit" Conference

Join Assistant Professor Audrey Hudson in her workshop titled: "I Got Your Back: Building Black and Indigenous Relationships in the Academy". Co-Presenting with Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing.

For more information regarding the speakers and the program please visit the Decolonizing Conference website.

Venue & Address: 
University of Toronto / Ontatio Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Decolonizing Conference Poster with event info and headshots of Keynote speakers

Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post Colonialism

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00am

Faculty of Art Instructor Lyn Carter
presents a new site specific installation for the Third Guangzhou Triennial in China.

The exhibition serves as a focus for a series of connected conferences around the theme ‘Farewell to Post Colonialism’ at the Tate Modern (London), the Hong Kong Arts Centre (Hong Kong) and Peking University (Beijing).

Sarat Maharaj
, internationally renowned art and culture theorist, curator and author, Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems at Lund University, Sweden, and Co-curator of Documenta 11, Kassel, 2002.

Chang Tsong-Zung, curator, co-founder of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, co-founder of the Hong Kong chapter of AICA, guest Professor of Visual Culture Institute, China Art Academy.

Gao Shiming, art historian, author and theorist, Deputy Director of the Advanced School of Art and Humanities, China Academy of Art.

Venue & Address: 
Guangzhou Museum of Art Guangzhou Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Film Screening & Discussion

Battle of Algiers
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 11:00pm

Slingshot invites all students to attend a film screening of BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966, directed by Gino Pontecorvo). Discussion to follow.

Screening: 6 pm

Discussion: 8:30 pm

Slingshot is a student-run group which exists to promote progressive anti-colonial politics and culture within the OCAD and Toronto communities.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium Room 190100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Susan Ferguson at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

Susan Ferguson, Manager of OCAD University’s Writing & Learning Centre and Centre for Innovation in Art & Design Education presented her paper “Embodied Writing and Decolonizing Knowledge Production” at the annual conference of the Canadian Sociological Association last week. The conference is part of the larger Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, held at Brock University.

Ferguson’s presentation was part of a roundtable session featuring contributors to an edited collection entitled Embodiment, Pedagogy and Decolonization: Critical and Material Considerations. The intention of the book is to consider how embodiment and embodied learning are taken up in pedagogical and decolonization theories and practices.

Abstract: “Embodied Writing and Decolonizing Knowledge Production”
This paper explores the possibilities of embodied writing for social research and its implications for decolonizing knowledge production about and of the body. While there has been considerable interest in issues of subjectivity and embodiment in social research, much scholarly writing about the body, health and subjectivity maintains the normative orders of Western academic knowledge production through its reliance upon dominant understandings of embodiment and writing practices that (re)produce disembodied relations to text. Drawing on my research regarding the social production of bodily pain, I will describe how I brought together feminist autobiography, phenomenologically-informed interpretive sociology and mindfulness meditation to develop an understanding of embodied writing practice and consider how it can support a project of decolonizing knowledge production.