Working Papers 2010

The Visible City Project + Archive presents its fall Working Papers, beginning Thursday October 28th. Working Papers will be held at OF SWALLOWS, 283 College Street.

Please join us for presentations and discussion.

Thursday October 28th, 7:00pm
“Walking as a way of knowing, advocating and performing: between social justice and sustainability in Southern Ontario’s food movement”
Andrew Bieler
PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson University

This paper looks at the role of walking in Southern Ontario’s Food Movement, reflecting upon the tensions between mobility, sustainability and social justice in landscapes of local food production. Specifically, this paper considers marching as a form of public pedagogy for the rights of migrant workers involved in local food production, foraying as a way of knowing the intimate landscapes of fungi and, finally, the role of the procession in the performance of local food advocacy.

Thursday November 11th, 7:00pm
Visible City Working Papers guest speaker, Jorge Yglesias
Professor, International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

Jorge will read from his own work and discuss the writing of several Cuban poets.

Thursday, November 25th, 7:00pm
“Stars of the Town – Public Accessibility and the Digital Archive”
Aimée Mitchell
PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson University

This paper focuses on Roy Massecar’s unique “Stars of the Town” film collection, donated to the University of Western Ontario Archives in 2005 and made fully accessible to the public. This amateur footage encapsulates rare scenes of everyday life during the 1940s in small town Southwestern Ontario, showing a way of life that would soon vanish into suburbia.

Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00pm
Erika Biddle,
PhD Candidate, Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson University

Presentation TBA

Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.