Monday, May 31, 2021
Make Believe, co-curated by Claire Battershill and Heather Jessup, was a national interdisciplinary arts project made possible through a one-time Canada Council New Chapter Grant. The exhibition involved Canadian history, archival research, creative writing, visual art, performance, museum display, and public outreach, and toured to libraries and archives in four cities across Canada in the spring and summer of 2019.
Please join us for a roundtable discussion on topics and ideas that were generated by this project. Topics will include: Making motherhood work in Academic and Creative Practice; the Role of Imagination and Failure in Scholarship and Academia; Friendship and Collaboration: A Model for Inclusive Scholarship; The Visual and the Poetic: Poems as Haptic Meaning; Reconciliation and Decolonizing the Museum.
- Heather Jessup, Dalhousie University
- Claire Battershill, University of Toronto