The Arriscraft Lecture Series, Climate Strike! continues with Thursday’s lecture featuring David Fortin and Ange Loft.
Dr. David T Fortin, a registered architect and Associate Professor and current Director of the McEwen School of Architecture, as well as Associate Director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute, at Laurentian University will speak on "On the conundrum of boundedness" - The relationship between boundary and our world is a convoluted one. This short talk will explore how the idea of boundedness is both essential in preserving and celebrating diverse epistemologies and identities, yet can be simultaneously incapacitating with regard to addressing the multiple crises we are facing. A number of research and professional initiatives offer examples of attempts to navigate this tension, including work from rural Kenya and current Indigenous design topics in Canada.
Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory, working in Toronto. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, facilitator and mentor working in storyweaving, arts based research, wearable sculpture and Haudenosaunee history. Ange is also a vocalist with the Juno and Polaris nominated band YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN. Ange will present her "Talking Treaties Presentation". Participants will learn about the origins and creative activity behind the multi-year process and performance outcomes of Talking Treaties. Alongside a general introduction to Toronto’s Indigenous presence, we present treaty information through the lens of four foundational agreements: The Dish with One Spoon, The Treaty of Niagara, Treaty 13, and ongoing commitment to the land.