Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations
Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations gathers over 60 cultural leaders who will engage with lively dialogues on transnational artistic practices, and artworks responding to growing migration and environmental crises.
The Hemispheric Encounters Partnership at the York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) will celebrate the in-person return of Nuit Blanche Toronto and the RUTAS Festival 2022 by bringing together scholars, artists, and the community for the Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations. Over 60 invited presenters will engage with lively dialogues, workshops, presentations, and performances on transnational artistic practices, and artworks responding to growing migration and environmental crises.
Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations will take place September 27 – October 3, 2022, directly preceding the Nuit Blanche event and during Aluna Theatre’s RUTAS Festival (September 22 – October 9). Laura Levin, AMPD’s Associate Dean – Research and Director of Hemispheric Encounters, co-organizes the symposium alongside a planning team that includes (among others): AMPD postdoctoral fellow Jimena Ortuzar, Theatre and Performance Studies adjunct faculty member Natalie Alvarez, and Communication and Culture alum Julie Nagam. Janine Marchessault, Cinema & Media Arts professor, will present a panel on her Archive/Counter-Archive Partnership project and also launch her book (co-edited with Nagam), Holding Ground: Nuit Blanche and Other Ruptures. Theatre and Performance Ph.D. students Shalon Webber-Heffernan, Hurmat Ain, Jayna Mees, Elan Marchinko and Denise Rogers-Valenzuela help support the event.
The symposium was co-produced with the City of Toronto, RUTAS Festival and Aluna Theatre, Hemispheric Encounters, The Space Between Us, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, the aabijijiwan New Media Lab at the University Winnipeg, and Archive/Counterarchive with special thanks to Nuit Talks Premier Partner, Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Department of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
For more information, visit www.thespacebetweenus.ca.