Talk // World Building and Smashing - Part I
Speaker One: Cheyenne and David Thomas
This talk is an opportunity to discuss the lasting and generational effects of European colonization in Canada. A conversation about cultural preservation, identity and truth and reconciliation through professional practice will be held. This talk will explore how a Country’s inability to face the power dynamics created by colonial pasts are reflected in urban spaces today.
Speaker Two: Akil Scafe-Smith and Gameli Ladzekpo
This talk is intended to shed light on the creation of inequalities stemming from ideas of nationhood in colonial and postcolonial societies in the UK. The role of race and identity in creating ‘ethnic’ spaces in cities will be discussed, as well as the impact of urban regeneration/revitalization on immigrant and marginalized communities.
Workshop // World Building and Smashing - Part II
Cheyenne and David Thomas
Inspired by the genres of: Fantasy, Magical Realism and Afrofuturism, participants will be guided through a workshop on creating alternate realities/worlds that critique present-day urban inequalities. It is intended that this exercise inspires creativity as the public identifies new potentials for our built environment.