Diversions: Detroit-Windsor Conversations on Borders, Traffic, and Circulation

a symposium hosted by the University of Windsor, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the in/terminus research group

Windsor’s urban character has been closely tied to Detroit’s rise and fall. This symposium seeks to change the conversation about borders in the Windsor-Detroit region through inviting prominent artists and researchers to consider the obstacles and mobilities that have emerged in this urban locale. This symposium is hosted by IN/TERMINUS, The Border Bookmobile, the Art Gallery of Windsor, and the Media and Urban Life Project (McGill) and takes place March 8-9, 2013. All panel discussions on Friday, March 8 are open to the public at…

Migration and Narration: A panel discussion on North America’s multiple borderlands

dude with mounties

While border issues have been at the forefront of American news media in the last decade, the material traces and individual stories of migration across these international boundaries has largely been sidelined in the post 9/11 security climate. This discussion brings together a panel of local experts on migration and borders to present multiple perspectives on North America’s three international borderlands: Guatemala-Mexico, Mexico-U.S., and the U.S.-Canada border. The panel will address the challenges involved in writing about borders and will contextualize the complicated political and…

BioBODIES SALON

Bio bodies salon

The BioBODIES SALON features two extraordinary speakers addressing new bio-art practices at the intersection of art + science + technology. Jennifer Willet from the University of Windsor hosts theorist and artist Shannon Bell (York University) and artist Kira O’Reilly (Queen Mary, University of London) in exciting presentations and discussion about the transformation of bodies through bio-art and bio-technological practices. The night will conclude with cocktails and casual conversation with the speakers. The BioBODIES SALON takes place Thursday, Jan. 31 from 8-10 p.m. at Villains Beastro,…

The Border Bookmobile public archive and reading room

bookmobile patron

The Border Bookmobile is a cross-border community archive containing books, artist projects, photographs, videos, maps and ephemera about the urban history the Windsor-Detroit area and other border regions. The project aims to reposition local history within the context of international borders, chronicling the shifting relationship between the two communities as post-9/11 border policies continue to drive a wedge between these two cities, cities that were once intricately connected. Over the past three years, the Border Bookmobile traveled throughout Windsor and Detroit as a mobile exhibition…

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