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January 2020

Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program Launch

The College of Arts invites you to the official launch of the Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP), a partnership between our donor, Alan Rottenberg, the University of Guelph, and City of Guelph Economic Development Corporation.

Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk featuring Emelie Chhangur

Join artist, and award-winning curator and writer, Emelie Chhangur (Senior Curator), as she presents the first Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk of 2020.  She has worked at AGYU for 16 years. Employing a socially-engaged curatorial practice, she creates new civic ceremonies as collaborative artworks, which includes the commissioning of complex works across all media and the creation of long-term collaborative projects performatively staged within and outside the gallery context.

Public Lecture: Séance d’écriture creative

Please join the School of Languages and Literatures as they present a creative French writing session held by guest French author, Lou Sarabadzic.  Should you attend, please contact Bethany Presley, the SOLAL Academic Program Assistant, at bpresley@uoguelph.ca for texts and writing activities that can be done in advance. All are welcome,  Free Admission.  

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: What People in Extreme Poverty Can Teach Big Donors (and the Rest of Us)

Talk by Prof. Brooke Ackerly, Political Science, Vanderbilt University Brooke Ackerly is a political philosopher whose work focuses on human rights, feminist theory and activism, and global justice. Her most recent book is Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice (2018). She is also editor-in-chief of the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Ackerly's talk will explore how human rights tools can be used to envision collective responsibilities for mitigating climate change. 

Thinking Spaces Presents: Collaborational Issues Between Improvisers & Composers

This Thinking Spaces presentation by James Harley will explore the dynamic relationship between notated musical scores and creative interpretation/improvisation. This event features a talk, performance, and CD Launch for Experimental Music for Ensembles, Drums, and Electronics by James Harley and Philippe Hode-Keyser.