thurs. 3 – 5pm: introduction to patchworking and textile re-use at Concordia’s Centre for Creative Re-Use (CUCCR) with Katie-May Arndt

Maximum capacity of 16 people, register here before attending the workshop Patchworking is a great way to extend the life cycle of small fabric scraps or worn-out textiles that are no longer usable. This beginner-friendly workshop will introduce participants to fundamental techniques for joining fabrics with an emphasis on textile […]

thurs. 1:30 – 5 pm: critical materialities : towards resilient environments and technologies with Alice Jarry

This presentation will address different projects of the Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality and its affiliated laboratory, the Speculative Life Biolab of the Milieux Institute (dir. Dr. Alice Jarry). Through research-creation that combines with material and environmental science practices, the Chair draws on the […]

thurs. 12:30 – 1:30 pm: experimental investigations and activation of contaminated soils at Champ des Possibles with Brice Ammar-Khodja and Philippe Vandal

In the late 1980s, the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned a rail yard on the outskirts of Montreal’s Mile End district. Within a few years, the return of animal and plant species encouraged the citizen community to reinvest this site, now known as the Champ des Possibles (CdP). Despite community efforts […]

wed. 2:15 – 2:45 pm: the parachute unfolds: follow the thread with pk langshaw

ww2 historic data is gathered to un.fold the parachute project. silk parachutes were used extensively to drop soldiers, supplies, animals from planes to targets on the ground. in war companies that designed luxurious expensive lingerie turned their garment production over to parachute manufacturing. decommissioned parachutes were repurposed, resewn into wedding […]

Wed. 1:45 – 2:15 pm: collaboration with environments: decolonial bioplastics cookbook Launch

Dr Miranda Smitheram, Assistant Professor of Material Futures, Dept of Design and Computation Arts. With research and design by Sita Singh, Juan Esteban Mejia Gomez, and Catherine Vien-Bachand Sustainability is a multispecies matter. Through an introduction to centering deep and reciprocal collaboration with environments and multispecies within research-creation, we will […]