Aesthetics and the Canada-US Border


cropped-ccusblogo23.jpgThe third Culture and the Canada-US Border workshop will take place on Friday September 19th and the morning of September 20th, 2014, at Loft 112, a new creative space in Calgary’s East Village, with speakers Marcello Di Cintio, Aritha van Herk, Dylan Miner and Audra Simpson.

The workshop is held as part of a series of events organised by the Culture and the Canada-US Border research network. You can read more about our past events here.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, or would like any further information, please contact the local organiser, Dr Kelly Hewson:


Marcello Di Cintio is a Canadian writer. He won the 2012 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Walls: Travels Along the Barricades

Aritha van Herk is an award-winning Canadian writer and public intellectual, and a Professor of Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

Dylan A. T. Miner is an artist, activist, and art historian who focuses on Indigenous and anti-colonial issues. He is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University, where he coordinates a new Indigenous Contemporary Art Initiative.

Audra Simpson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, and the author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States

A small number of travel assistance bursaries are available to assist postgraduate students to attend the workshop. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please contact Catherine Barter, the CCUSB network administrator:


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