“Our goal with this project is to create a collaborative situation for kindling critical (but accessible) discussion about immigrant incorporation and cultural citizenship, and “to provide a framework,” as multidisciplinary artist Pablo Helguera would put it, “on which experiences can form and be directed and channeled to generate insights”—in this case, insights about one’s own personal experience with movement (or lack, thereof), the presence of difference, and how our lives are inextricably tied up within the lives of others.”

In our newest blog post, Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar of TUG Collective share their reflections on returning to the Exhibition Lab to continue developing their project Who Eats at Taco Bell?.

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CEREV is proud to present “Radical Museology …In Historic House Museums?,” a talk by Jennifer Scott, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago

April 1, 2015
2-4 PM
Room LB-1042.03
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Department of History
JW McConnell Library Building
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University

This is a free event and open to all. No registration is necessary.

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CEREV is proud to co-sponsor “Urban Pathways in the Northeast: Tracing Indigenous Continuity, Commemoration, and Mobility,” a lunch-hour presentation by Dr. Christine DeLucia (Assistant Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College).

March 19, 2015
11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room EV 3.760
Computer Science, Engineering and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
Concordia University
1515 Rue Ste Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC

This is a free event and open to all. No registration is necessary.

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We are excited to announce that former CEREV Postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Doubt and student affiliate from Concordia’s Department of History Ian Bradley-Perrin will be mounting their project A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS in our Exhibition Lab from February 12-13, 2015.

Please join us for a casual guided tour of Jenny Doubt and Ian Bradley-Perrin’s exhibition project “A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS” with Q&A session in CEREV’s Exhibition Lab from 5 – 7 PM on February 12, 2015.

Vernissage, Guided Tour & Q&A
February 12, 2015
5 – 7 PM
CEREV Exhibition Lab
JW McConnell Library Building, LB-671.10
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Concordia University

Come see the product of much hard work on the part of former CEREV Postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Doubt and our student affiliate Ian Bradley-Perrin. Their experimentation in curation, “A Global Pandemic? Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDS” will be open to the public for drop-in visits at CEREV’s Exhibition Lab on February 13, 2015 from 12 – 5 PM.

A Global Pandemic? seeks to examine the experience of HIV/AIDS in significantly different localised contexts in Canada, America, South Africa, Brazil and Ukraine, thus revealing one of the limitations of universalised HIV/AIDS strategies focused on ‘universal access to antiretroviral therapy’, namely their failure to consider the significant nuances introduced by gender, age, class and urban/rural context that ultimately differentiate national and regional experiences of HIV and AIDS.

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We are excited to announce that CEREV will be hosting Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar of TUG Collective (University of Maine at Farmington) in our Exhibition Lab for a series of events February 16-19, 2015.

Their primary project will be an installation of Who Eats at Taco Bell?, workshopped at CEREV’s Encuentro session in June.

Who Eats at Taco Bell? is a socially-engaged-art platform for thinking about how the interlocking dynamics of immigration, social race, and economic prosperity in U.S.-American history continue to resonate with personal and political notions of national identity and belonging. Tug collective will be traveling the Lewis and Clark (a trail that was forged by an expedition that took place from 1804-1806), in the summer of 2016 leading up to the 58th U.S. Presidential Election, with a taco bike/cart, making tacos for people with whom we come in contact and activating participation via a multi-sensorial/multimedia installation, all in an effort to seed and extend conversations about what it means to inhabit a place, at this particular point in time.

Who Eats at Taco Bell? will be open for public viewing during the following hours:

  • February 17, 12-3 PM
  • February 18, 12-5 PM
  • February 19, 12-5 PM

On Thursday, February 19, Gaelyn and Gustavo will present Small Acts of Repair in the Exhibition Lab and host a public reception from 5 – 7 PM.

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