Arts Buzz: September 25, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: September 25, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: September 25, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s a packed week, from exhibits, book launches and lectures, to an Islamic geometric pattern design workshop!  


› Join us for Hetero[topia]: Designing Social + Urban + Health Futures MDes exhibition. Showcasing the work of three Master of Design grads, — Bahaa Harmouche, Siyi Xie and Derek Jagodzinsky — Hetero[topia] explores cultural identities, urban sustainability and adaptable healthcare. September 26 – October 14, FAB Gallery. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, from 7-10 p.m.

› Like the popes in Rome, the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg ruled over substantial territories as secular princes. The “Salt, Sword, and Crozier: Books and Coins from the Prince-Bishopric of Salzburg (1500 – 1800)” exhibition highlights their dual authority — the princely sword and the bishop’s staff or crozier — and the basis of their economic power in their control of natural resources such as salt. Curated by Felice Lifshitz (Women’s & Gender Studies) and Joseph Patrouch (History & Classics and Wirth Institute), the exhibition showcases books from the Salzburg prince-bishop’s seminary library, supplemented by coins minted under the authority of successive archbishops. Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to January 31, 2018, Bruce Peel Special Collections, Rutherford South.

› The Wirth Institute invites you to an evening with Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits, who will be performing at Convocation Hall on Monday, October 2 at 6 p.m. as part of a national tour sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Ottawa as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Read more about Kokits in this Ottawa Citizen interview

› The University of Alberta, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton, is pleased to present a special lecture by Islamic geometric design expert Eric Broug. Friday, October 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Telus Centre, Room 134. Click here for more information and to register

There will also be a special workshop with Eric Broug, which will include 1. the presentation: An Introduction to the Basic Principles of Islamic Geometric Design, and 2. Drawing Sessions: Fourfold Patterns & Sixfold Patterns, Friday October 6 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, Telus Centre Room 134. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 


› Join the Parkland Institute and Kevin Taft for the Edmonton book launch of Oil’s Deep State: How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 26 from 7-9 p.m., Telus Centre Room 150.

› Each September, the University of Alberta honours the achievements of faculty, students and staff at Celebrate! Teaching.Learning.Research. We invite you to attend and be inspired by this year’s roster, which includes 14 Faculty of Arts recipients! Thursday, September 28 at 4 p.m., Myer Horowitz Theatre, Students’ Union Building. Please RSVP here.

› The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies invites you to their 3rd Annual Milan Dimić Lecture in Comparative Literature, named for the professor who brought the discipline to the U of A, with Katie Trumpener, Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale University. Her lecture, “Snow General All Over Ireland: Irish Modernism and Northern European Drama”, is a free event and open to the public. Thursday, September 28, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Humanities Centre 2-7.

› The Wirth Institute is proud to invite you to their first Central European Cafe of the Fall term. Pull up a chair and enjoy an afternoon of social, intellectual and cultural exchange – with a Central European flavor! This cafe will feature the curators of the Salt, Sword, and Crozier Exhibition (see above), Felice Lifshitz and Joseph F. Patrouch, followed by a private tour of the exhibit at the Bruce Peel Library (limited spots available). Friday, September 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Arts Lounge,  Arts Building. 


› It’s almost Orange Shirt Day! On Friday, September 29, (nationwide on Saturday, September 30) the U of A Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) encourages everyone to wear an orange shirt to honour and remember the experiences and loss of the thousands of children who were stolen from their families and placed in Indian Residential Schools (IRS). Post pictures of yourself using the hashtag #orangeshirtdayuofa. Don’t have an orange shirt? From September 28 – 29, the ASSC will be selling t-shirts at the U of A Bookstore. Proceeds will go directly into cultural programming at the ASSC.

› You are invited to the Department of Political Science’s round table on “What Comes Next? The Political Afterlives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” The round table will feature: Glen Coulthard, author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition; Audra Simpson, author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States; and, Robert Nichols, author of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical Ontology. Wednesday, October 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Horowitz Theatre, Students’ Union Building. Please note the new time, compared to the time that was advertised earlier.


› The Faculty of Arts has entered the third and final stage of consultation about our Academic Strategic Plan. If you are an alum, academic, student or staff member, please take a few minutes to provide your final comments on the plan before the survey closes on September 29. Take the survey now!


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