Working Papers - Fall 2007

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Wednesday, October 10
PhD Candidate in the Joint York-Ryerson Communication and Culture Program
“Recipe for the Reversal of Pedestrian Objects: Collect My Junk”

Through reflection upon the art project and installation "Collect My Junk" this paper engages with questions concerning the proliferation of junk in urban areas, how that junk can be used as artists' materials, and how these collections of junk provide ways of knowing particular urban spaces.

Wednesday, October 24
Presenter: JULIE NAGAM
PhD Candidate in the Social and Political Thought Program
“Mapping the land: searching for community in Toronto's colonial landscape”

This paper constructs a critical cartography of the land and raises questions of colonialism, capitalism, ownership, geography and community.

Wednesday, November 7
PhD Candidate in the Joint York-Ryerson Communication and Culture Program
“The Dissolution of Architecture: Dystopia and Decay in Post-Apocalyptic Film”

An investigation of post-apocalyptic iconographies from Mad Max to The Postman as architectural critiques cogent with the works of Georges Bataille and Gordon Matta-Clark.

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.