Afternoon Intersections: Cultivating Networks

Afternoon Intersections: Cultivating Networks

Categories: Panel Discussions, Visual Arts | Intended for

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Add to calendar

Carleton University Art Gallery

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Fiona Wright, 613-520-2120,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Carleton University Art Gallery
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What can occur when two scholars explore unexpected intersections between their fields of research? Join us to find out! Carleton University academics Irena Knezevic and Sara Nabil will be speaking about their current research in relation to two exhibitions at CUAG. Hear their separate talks and then join the discussion to bring out convergences across new and exciting research in order create conversations between the exhibitions.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Shannon Finnegan’s exhibition Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet includes customized and participatory benches and that seek to make the gallery a more welcoming and comfortable space. This attention to furnishing will be taken up by Sara Nabil (School of Information Technology), who will share recent projects that use e-textiles and smart materials to create interactive interior design.

In response to They Forgot That We Were Seeds, Irena Knezevic (School of Journalism and Communication) will share work done by the Nourishing Communities Research, including the role that seeds play in ecological restoration, cultural preservation, and social and knowledge networks.

Sara Nabil is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIL (Creative Interactions Lab) in Carleton University who did her PhD in OpenLab, Newcastle, UK.

Irena Knezevic studies food systems, health and communication. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication Studies.

Carleton University Art Gallery
St. Patrick's Building