CFP: Performing Cartography – 29 April 2016



Performing Cartography

York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Keynote: Dr. Mishuana Goeman

Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Symposium Date: April 29th, 2016

Location: Traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,

Wendat Nation, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

and the Métis Nation of Ontario

York University, Toronto, Ontario.

As we move towards Canada’s 150th birthday (2017) and its subsequent celebration, it is important to look back and consider the circumstances surrounding that birth. While carving out its own space, Canada violently displaced and dispossessed Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. One of the ways this displacement and dispossession was (and continues to be) enacted is through the cartographic eye of the colonizer. Thinking about the performative act of cartography and how it has helped shape the settler state Canada, this symposium inquires what performance and indigenous forms of mapping can contribute to embodied or other alternative forms of mapping.

Please see attached PDF for full CFP, or view it on our website.


Please send proposals for papers, performances/installations and/or workshops (250-300 words) and a brief bio (100 words) to yutps.symposium by Friday January 15, 2016. Please include with your proposal any technical requirements (internet access, smudging needs, sound, video, etc.).

CFP-Performing Cartography.pdf