Media, Art, and Politics

This year’s theme is Media, Art, and Politics. In the context of the neo-fascist turn in regional and global politics, ongoing eruptions of white supremacist violence, “alternative facts” and attacks on scientific discourse and research, the entrenchment of irreconcilable political positions, the crises of gender-based violence directed at people of colour and Indigenous people, and the countless other events that make despair seem like a viable option, we redirect our attention. Media@McGill’s programming for the year focuses on dissent, mobilization, politicized art practice, and insurgent media. Toward that end, we are organizing events that stimulate discussion about the oppositional and generative potential of artist and activist collectives, storytelling and satire, direct action (on and offline), alternative media networks, dialogue across echo chambers, and anti-violence agitation.

KABANE77: Archive of the common

March 16, 2018 Workshop (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), followed by discussion and screening

Cruel Design/Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for Social Justice

Media@McGill and the AHCS Speaker Series have invited Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Gavin Grindon to give a talk, "Cruel Design / Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for...

Black Women Wailing - talk by Manoucheka Celeste

Media@McGill and IGSF are co-sponsoring a talk, "Black Women Wailing: Calling for Justice on Television & in the Public Sphere," given by Dr. Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor, Center for...

Uterine Concert Hall - Dayna McLeod, Media@McGill artist-in-residence

Media@McGill's third artist-in-residence for the 2017-2018 year is Dayna McLeod, co-hosted by Studio XX. She will be in residence during May, 2018 when she will present the Uterine Concert Hall, a...


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