Last chance to participate in UBC’s AlterKnowledge discussion series
What: AlterKnowledge discussion series
Who: Faculty and students from UBC’s Cultural Studies Program
When: Friday, May 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
The last session of this year’s UBC’s AlterKnowledge discussion series takes place Friday, giving people a final opportunity to participate in an open community dialogue. The topic for Friday’s session is Imagining Kelowna’s History (and Present).
Undergraduate students from UBC’s Okanagan campus will launch a new publication of creative/critical engagements with public history and heritage in the Okanagan. How does public heritage reinforce a ‘settlement myth’? How is colonialism represented in the Vernon murals, the Okanagan Heritage Museum, or Kelowna heritage displays? How is commemoration a form of forgetting?
The discussion will be facilitated by UBC Assoc. Prof. David Jefferess of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
In its second year, the AlterKnowledge series provides a venue for so-called ‘alternative’ knowledge to be shared and valued, and for dominant systems of ‘knowledge’ to be altered. The series aims to foster community-based knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and un/learn. AlterKnowledge will return in September for another series of lively and thought-provoking discussions, says Jefferess.
AlterKnowledge focuses on critical engagement with the way colonialism continues to shape relationships and identities, in both local and global contexts.