"The city is . . . poeticized by the subject: the subject has refabricated it for his or her own use by undoing the constraints of the urban apparatus and, as a consumer of space, imposes his or her own law on the external order of the city" (Michel De Certeau The Practice of Everyday Life Vol. 2: Living and Cooking, 1998, 13)....
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: May 8th, 2013.
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Some talk, some art, some music, something to amuse your palate.
Complimentary cricket-free canapés will be served.
Cricket tastings and other insecty delights. Libations for sale.
Dress: cocktail party attire.
Cine-clubs were living proof of the fact that cinema projections created a social event. Viewing entailed both the pleasure of collectively sharing it, along with the pleasure of enjoying a public and unprepared debate. In other words, cinema viewing was a political act that acknowledged the need to share perspectives with others, while creating awareness of the fact that cinema was critical in shaping perceptions and ideologies.
The sponsors of this cycle, the Culture of Cities Centre@The Centre for Social Innovation and the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies@ Wilfred Laurier,...
Join us for a special screening and discussion with Director Marta Marín-Dòmine. The film 1930-1942 Jewish Memory of the Marolles-Midi Quarter is based on interviews with six surviving members of the Jewish community in the Marolles neighbourhood of Brussels during the decades before the quarter’s Jewish inhabitants were deported to Auschwitz. The testimonial footage comes from the archives of the Auschwitz Foundation and from the National Archives of Belgium. Rather then focusing on the Holocaust, the film has been created as a testament to a...
Disaster Tours: New Orleans After Katrina
Film Screening of Part 1
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 01:00 PM to 02:45 PM
Location: University of Waterloo, EV3
Thursday, June 23 8:00pm - 9:30pm Welcoming Reception and Registration at the Culture of Cities Centre. Opening remarks by Alan Blum, Director: "Keeping Up with Keeping Up".
Friday, June 24 10:00am-12:00pm Influences of Medical Science,12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch, 1:00pm-2:45pm Keeping Up and Against Keeping Up,3:00pm-5:00pm Towards a Critical Ethics of Health:...
Stanley Raffel, Reader in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, gave a presentation about the problems of communication in Derrida and Searle's infamous spat about speech act theory.
Special guests the LI/ER (Literature, Interment/Exclusion, Research) group were invited to the Culture of Cities Centre for a lively debate on Rancière's The Emancipated Spectator. LI/ER is based out of Wilfrid Laurier University, and has members from faculty from universities from all over southern Ontario.