Dr. Angela Failler at CKUW (photo credit: Eat Your Arts & Vegetables)
On December 3, 2015, research team member Dr. Angela Failler spoke with radio hosts Aleem Khan and Derek Brueckner on Eat Your Arts & Vegetables. This show, which broadcasts from the University of Winnipeg’s campus radio station, CKUW 95.9 FM, presents guests of diverse backgrounds and perspectives ranging from local self taught artists to internationally renowned interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artists. The show’s mandate offers artists, curators, art academics, cultural workers and organizations a resource to promote their work and ideas in conjunction with current local art events.
Dr. Failler spoke about her research work over the past few years on the Canadian Museum for Human rights and working through “difficult knowledge” in relation to the Thinking through the Museum project.
Listen now to part one (interview begins at 2:30):
Continuing listening here (interview ends at 3:20):
On December 11, Dr. Monica Patterson spoke about the Thinking through the Museum project at the Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts International Conference in Adelaide, Australia at the University of South Australia.
Dr. Patterson’s paper, “Difficult Knowledge in Public: Thinking through the Museum” was presented in the Postcolonial Issues in Arts and Culture area during a parallel paper session. Her paper discussed this partnership and the concept of working through difficult knowledge in the context of museum and gallery exhibitions.
Dr. Patterson speaking on “Blackchat” in Sydney, Australia
While in Australia, Dr. Patterson was also featured as a guest on guest on “Blackchat”, on Koori Radio in Redfern, Sydney’s only First Nations radio station. She was there to talk about postcolonial issues in arts and culture, and some of the challenges and possibilities for achieving social justice in Canada and the United States.