MVS Proseminar Series
Thursday, December 3, 2015 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street
Book launch of Border Cultures: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Talk with Srimoyee Mitra: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Please join us for a book launch of Border Cultures, published by the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) in partnership with Black Dog Publishing and edited by Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor.

This event is the culmination of the fall 2015 MVS Proseminar speakers series and will be followed by a talk by Srimoyee Mitra, curator for the 3 part exhibition that is covered in Border Cultures.

In Border Cultures, 7 authors and 45 artists examine borders as complex sites of encounter and difference. Here borderlands are liminal spaces where new subjectivities and identities can emerge and resist the colonial paradigm, while activating vernacular aesthetics within international contemporary art discourse. The aim of the publication and exhibition projects is to strengthen and broaden today’s movement toward social justice and de-colonial methodologies within museums and galleries.    

The publication includes contributions by Dr. Iftikhar Dadi, Dr. Michael Darroch, Bonnie Devine, Mariam Ghani, Christopher McNamara, Dr. Dylan Miner and Dr. Lee Rodney. 

AGW is indebted to TD Bank Group for their multi-year commitment to the project and gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Trillium Foundation and the City of Windsor.

In 2013, Srimoyee Mitra launched a three-part exhibition, Border Cultures, that explored what it means to be a border city in the 21st Century. Taking place between 2013-2015, the exhibition examined the role and relevance of a public art gallery in such a context with an emphasis on fostering inclusive spaces and aesthetics where marginalized subjectivities and experiences can resonate with audiences and broaden established narratives in Canadian and international contemporary art. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Daniels Faculty | 230 College Street

Alumni, design professionals, and members of the public are welcome to join us for final reviews. Daniels Faculty graduate students in architecture, landscape, and urban design will present their final projects to their instructors, as well as guest critics from the professional community and local and international academic institutions. The student presentations are part of their final exam requirements and they will be graded on their work.

All reviews take place at 230 College Street.

bulthaup Lecture
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street

This lecture is proudly sponsored by bulthaup Toronto

“Contexts” was chosen as a programmatic title describing both the parameters and the essence of Wandel Lorch Architekten architecture forming the “basso continuo”. The lecture won’t be only a theoretical approach to this theme, it will be a presentation of their work with the help of realised projects.

B.E.S.T. Lecture
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street

Green roofs have become an important component of sustainable building design in many cities across the world due to the broad range of environmental, economic, and social benefits they provide. A common misconception, however, is that all green roofs will meet the entire range of performance criteria, and that they will do so in an equal manner regardless of inherent or external factors, ranging from material composition to building height, urban context, climate pattern, and ecological community, among others.