Speaker Shu-mei Shih with artwork by Idas Losin, I Saw Hei ti ki (detail), 2018

Indigenous Knowledge in a Relational World

Friday, November 8, 2019
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
National Gallery of Canada Lecture Hall
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for a keynote lecture by Shu-mei Shih (UCLA), presented by Carleton University, the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis, and the National Gallery of Canada as part of the International Academy Worlding the Global: The Arts in the Age of Decolonization.

The premise of the method of “relational comparison” is that the world has always been an interconnected place and a site of infinite interrelations. The study of any given place or region therefore requires both vertical and horizontal perspectives to understand the interrelations across time (vertical) and space (horizontal). Taking Indigenous knowledge as a site of relation and situating it in a relational world, we will explore how Indigenous knowledge as both ontology and epistemology makes and remakes worlds, or in the language of Zapatistas, “a world where many worlds fit,” such that relationality also becomes a site of ethics.

In English.

Free event.

Organized by: Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis

With support from the following Carleton University bodies: Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (ODFASS), School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC), Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS), and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC)

Sponsors : Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa Embassy Hotel and Suites, Baden-Württemberg Foundation’s “Elite-Programm für Postdoktoranden/-innen”

Local Partners : Korean Cultural Centre, National Gallery of Canada, galerie SAW Gallery, Université du Québec en Outaouais, University of Ottawa

Friday, November 8, 2019
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
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