Program 2015- 2016

Fall 2015
Street Art and the Politics of Urban Place-Making


September 17: Urban Street Art and Social Movements in Oaxaca, Mexico: 1968/2006/2015
Héctor Espinosa
Founder of Galeria Anomolía


October 22: Pop Culture, Place, and Politics: Graffiti and Street Art in Montreal
Anna Waclawek
Department of Art History, Concordia University


November 19: Let's Talk About Free Walls: Community Perspectives on Decriminalized Sites of Uncommissioned Public Art
Panelists to include Lisa Helps (Mayor of Victoria), Erik Volet (Trackside Art Gallery), Wendy Welch (Vancouver Island School of Art), Erika Heynrman (Wildfire Bakery), and Ken Kelly (Downtown Victoria Business Association)




Spring 2016
The Refugee Crisis and the Sanctuary City


January 21: Sanctuary City: Dismantling the State?
Jen Bagelman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Harsha Walia
Social justice activist, journalist, and co-founder of the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal

February 25: Cities of Refuge
Alison Mountz
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Department of Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University and Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University

April 7: Rethinking No Man's Land: Sanctuaries in the Urban Dead Zone
Noam Leshem
Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University