What is the Speakeasy Series?
Speakeasy is an event series that facilitates community-building with thought provoking discussion among students, staff and community across the arts, humanities, business, science and engineering in order to foster discovery, creativity and innovation. Enjoy provocative discussion, jazz, and art in the beautiful Taylor Institute building. Expand your mind and your connections, share ideas and discover new perspectives.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm, Taylor Institute Atrium and Forum
CREATIVITY: INDIGENOUS APPROACHES
What can we learn from an Indigenous approach to creativity? What happens at the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, and creative practice? And how can an Indigenous approach to creativity broaden the horizons and methods of inquiry that lie at the heart of creativity, discovery and innovation? At the first of our three Speakeasy events, we’ll explore how the creative practice of Indigenous artists, designers and researchers can provide insights into existing conventions of practice, knowledge and research on campus and in our community.
Our Guest Speakers
Dr. Dwayne Donald is a descendent of the Papaschase Cree. He is a professor at the University of Alberta practicing a decolonizing research sensibility called Indigenous Métissage inspired by Plains Cree and Blackfoot knowledge. Dwayne approaches the layered, ambiguous tensions and conflictual character of Aboriginal-Canadian relations in a unique way through researching, writing, and creativity.
Upcoming Speakeasy Events
Social Innovation: Creating Changemakers, November 8, 2018.
Decolonizing Discovery: Collaborations with Community, February, 28, 2019.