Events Calendar

CSC launches its MATERIALS research cycle

Thursday, September 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre (VAC)
A neptune ball of string and organic material on white background

On September 28, the Centre for Sustainable Curating will launch its second research cycle: MATERIALS. Join us online and/or in person for a gathering:

All times EST. Closed captioning available for online talks.


Room numbers shared in Eventbrite order confirmation

For those in London, talks can be attended in person and other events will be available throughout the day:

10am-2pm Open house, book, and art supplies give away at the Centre for Sustainable Curating

2:30-5:00pm Materials workshop with Mikaila Stevens. Extremely limited number of spaces available. Please contact to sign up (Room number will be shared following sign up).

In the workshop Art and Storytelling, Stevens will explore how Beadwork/Art is medicine and powerful tool for sharing stories and finding strength in vulnerability to create meaningful connections to others.


Zoom link and room numbers shared in Eventbrite order confirmation

5:30-6:00 - Kirsty Robertson and Friederike Landau-Donnelly introduce the CSC's MATERIAL research stream and launch the zine Curating Waste

6:00-6:30 Sheri Osden Nault. In their short talk Hide Tanning Intimacies and Care, Nault will discuss the acts of close care and tending that take place when transmuting a raw, unprocessed hide into the textile material of buckskin.

6:30-7:00 Clara Polanco Talavera / Javier Garcia Jurado Cors join us from Mexico City. In their short talk Weaving the Fabric of Tradition: Celebrating Native Cotton Varieties and Community Guardianship they will explore the rich diversity of cotton varieties and the vital role communities play in preserving them. Delving into the cultural, ecological, and sustainability aspects, their talk emphasizes the need for collective care and stewardship in safeguarding these invaluable seeds for generations to come.

More information and bios will be shared on the CSC Instagram @centreforsustainablecurating

We hope to see you there!

Kirsty Robertson

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