International Research: Focus on Asia

Monday, November 10, 2008 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Office of Research would like to
invite you to come out and learn more about the fascinating research projects
of some of our faculty. Speaking at the November 10th event will be: _

Judith Doyle

In January 2008 Doyle was a Visiting Lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA - Digital Media Program) in Beijing, and at Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Shanghai. Doyle delivered a Memorandum of Understanding co-signed by the presidents of OCAD and CAFA, opening doors for future academic cooperation. She will show pictures and share information about these schools._

Lynne Milgram

Milgram's presentation will explore the work of Filipina entrepreneurs in Baguio City, Philippines who have developed a branch of the global trade in secondhand clothing between Hong Kong and the Philippines. Building on kinship networks of women working in Hong Kong, these entrepreneurs navigate formal government and informal economic and cultural channels to operationalize a transnational trade that straddles legal-illegal practice in both locales. Milgram argues that Filipina entrepreneurs’ transnational activism in the Hong-Kong-Philippine used clothing trade reconfigures the market to unsettle essentialist categories of economy, class, value and legality. By crafting global, feminized circuits of commodities and using multiply migrant communities these traders situate local initiatives within wider negotiations of meaning and agency to challenge the common exclusion of actions on the edge from analyses of destabilizing political and global forces.-_


Soyang Park

Park’s research deals with contemporary South Korean society, culture and art viewed through a postcolonial perspective. This builds on her previous research on anti-authoritarian democratization movement and art of 1980s and early 90s but moves the focus on changes in Korean society since the transformation of an authoritarian regime to a civilian, democratic one after 1993. Her research identifies ways in which artists, cultural activists and the public themselves led and represented this societal transformation through their political, creative and discursive activities. In this talk, Park will introduce two interconnected research projects that have been undertaken in this context, entitled, 1.Postcolonial Aesthetics 2. Enacting Memory and Performing Community: Politics, Culture and Art in Post-Minjung South Korea (1993- 2006).

Venue & Address: 
Room 544 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario