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This schedule is in formation and subject to change.


Thursday, September 28


8:00PM – 11:00PM //
Kick-Off Party

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8



Day One: Friday, September 29



Presentations at Koerner Hall


10:00 AM //

Land Acknowledgment
Garry Sault, Ojibway Elder, Storyteller, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation


Welcoming Remarks
Gaëtane Verna
Nato Thompson



10:30 AM //

Beyond extractive capitalism, we may imagine multiple material, social, affective and spiritual relations to “land.” Presenters in this section address themes of colonialist and capitalist accumulation by dispossession; indigenous land epistemologies; environmental justice in a more-than-human world; and questions of refugeeism, hospitality, borders and belonging.

Framer: Wanda Nanibush (Canada)
Huhana Smith (New Zealand)
Bouchra Khalili (France/Morocco)
Postcommodity (US)

11:30 AM //

Coco Fusco (US)
Elvira Dyangani Ose (Spain/London)


11:55 PM //

The realm of everyday practice is a space for resistance. Artists and storytellers in this section speak to the generative power of the “ordinary” and of loving actions and affects. They consider how a radical politics of care; queer forms of kinship and worldmaking; and alternative modes of re-membering, witnessing and healing embody decolonial praxis.

Framer: Syrus Marcus Ware (Canada)
Kent Monkman (Canada)
Wael Shawky (Egypt)
Crack Rodriguez (El Salvador)
Máret Ánne Sara (Norway)


1:30 PM //



2:45 PM //

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (India/US)


3:15 PM //

Cannupa Hanska Luger (US)



3:25 PM //

Precarity is a defining feature of late capitalism. Presenters in this section speak to the conditions of urban and rural marginality, austerity politics, anticapitalist organizing and emergent modes of assembling, solidarity and collectivity.

Framer: Carlos Marentes (US)
Carol Condé and Carl Beveridge (Canada)
María Magdalena Campos-Pons (Cuba)
Tings Chak (Canada)



4:25 PM //



4:40 PM //

Allora and Cazadilla (US/Puerto Rico)



4:55 PM //

Vasif Kortun (Turkey)



5:05 PM //

Chto Delat (Russia)
Nato Thompson (US)



5:25 PM //

Now is the moment for transnational movements of solidarity, especially in the face of the global turn to the right. Presenters in this section address the politics and aesthetics of revolutionary praxis, the grammars of (neo)coloniality, and the possibilities for anticapitalist organizing, antiracist solidarity, and queer and trans liberation.

Framer: Srećko Horvat (Croatia)
Sylvia McAdam (Canada)
Nabil al-Raee (Palestine)
Kinana Issa (Canada/Syria)

6:35 PM //

Nasim Asgari (Tehran-born, Toronto-based poet and artist)

8:00 PM – 2:20 AM //

Queer City: Book Launch & Dance Party, hosted by Musagetes and ArtsEverywhere at the Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St, Toronto).





Day Two: Saturday, September 30



Breakout Sessions at The Art Gallery of Ontario


11:00 AM //



Access in Transition

Led by The Access Coalition of Toronto


Outside the Silos: Art Practices as Environmental Justice

Led by Honor Ford-Smith, Andil Gosine and Lisa Myers


Nuclear Hallucinations

Led by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)


On Hospitality: A Conversation over Tea

Led by Lisa Hirmer


The Bias Bull-Eyes: Workshopping Oppression Awareness

Led by Shaista Latif, Pamila Matharu, Esmaa Mohamoud and Lisa Deanne Smith


Collaboration, Youth and Connection: Drawing and Tour

Led by Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson (PA System, Embassy of Imagination)


The Entangled Gaze

Led by Gerald McMaster and Andrew Hunter


Unsettling Settlers: Intervention and Board Game

Led by Golboo Amani


Can the Exiled Seek Refuge?

Led by Vasif Kortun


Cultural Resistance

Led by María Magdalena Campos-Pons


(Re-)Positioning Toronto Chinatowns with Chinese Canadian Art

Led by Henry Heng Lu, Shellie Zhang, Morris Lum, Alvis Parsley



12:00 PM //


1:30 PM //


An Activist, Librarian and VR Creator Walk into a Bar

Led by CFC Media Lab and the Toronto Public Library


In Conversation: Becoming an Accomplice

Led by Maria Hupfield, Siku Allooloo, Jaskiran Dhillon


Unprogrammability: A Discussion on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Working Out of Context

Led by Indu Vashist (SAVAC), Amy Fung, Sharlene Bamboat


We Curate, We Critique: Strategies of Anti-Black Resistance

Led by the We Curate, We Critique Collective


AAFG: Bring Soup Love

Led by Angry Asian Feminist Gang


Carded: An Illustrated Journey into the Police Discipline System in Toronto

Led by Jon Olbey and Bryant Greenbaum


Walking the Talk: Is Real Change Possible or Do Words Get in the Way?

Led by Leah Snyder, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Camille Turner


Why Indigenous Knowledge Matters: Creating New Moral Fabrics in Settler Colonial Societies

Led by Christine Migwans and presented by Feminist Art Museum


Behind the Scenes of the Activist Portrait Series

Led by Syrus Marcus Ware


Mātauranga Māori Art, Design and Science: Exhibitions as Tools for Addressing Climate Change Impacts

Led by Huhana Smith


Cabaret Crusades

Led by Wael Shawky and Q&A with Sean O’Neill


2:30 PM //


3:00 PM //


Cloud Party

Led by Diane Borsato


Negotiating Home in Crisis Times: A Collective ‘Zine Dialogue

Led by Chris Cavanagh


Re-Imagining Liberation: Women of Color and Reflective Storytelling

Led by This is Worldtown


Ghost Intimacies: MICE Magazine Issue 3 Launch and Reading

Led by MICE [Moving Image Culture Etc.]


Face Value: A Conversation on the Aesthetics of Believability

Led by Alok Vaid-Menon, Barak Ade Soleil and Fallon Simard, presented by Whippersnapper Gallery


In Our Own Words: Revisiting the Black Lexicon through Poetry

Led by Phillip Dwight Morgan


Rasta Pasta: A Group Feast and Discussion

Led by Emelie Chhangur


Art as Resistance: Bridging Arts and Anti-Oppressive Practice

Led by Zahra Komeylian and Ala’ Al-Thibeh


Creative Revolutions, Creating Homelands

Led by Cannupa Hanska Luger, Wanda Nanibush, and Sylvia McAdam


The Revolutionary Force of the Past

Led by Bouchra Khalili



4:30 PM //

By Public Studio


7:00 PM //

A Monument to the Century of Revolutions for Nuit Blanche Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square