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Thursday March 7th, 2013

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Windsor’s urban character has been closely tied to Detroit’s rise and fall, and a symposium titled Detroit-Windsor Conversations on Borders, Traffic and Circulation seeks to change the conversation about borders in the Windsor-Detroit region. Prominent artists and researchers will consider the obstacles and mobilities that have emerged in this urban locale.

The two day event takes place at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Here is a look at the days activities:

Friday March 8th from 10:30 am to 5pm.

10:30am to 12pm – Spheres of Circulation
Moderator: Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor
Panelists: David J. Taylor, Ali Kazimi, Richard Fung and Natalie Casemajor Loustau

1pm to 3pm – Bordered Spaces
Moderator: Lee Rodney, Associate Professor, Media Art Histories & Visual Culture, Director Border Bookmobile Project
Panelists: Janine Marchessult, Justin Langlois, Phil Hofmann and Marcos Ramirez ERRE

3:30pm to 5pm – Imagined Geographies
Moderator: Michael Darroch, Assistant Professor, Media Art Histories & Visual Cultures, Director of Interminus Research Group
Panelists: Christopher McNamara, Will Straw, Louis Jacob and Anouk Belanger

Admission to these panel discussions is FREE!

Saturday March 9th from 11am to 5pm – Exhibition Tours and Detroit Bus Tour

11am to 12pm – Exhibition Tours
Join Srimoyee Mitra for a tour of Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land) and Lee Rodney for a tour of The Border Bookmobile Public Archive and Reading Room. Admission is FREE!

Afternoon: Detroit Bus Tour with Dylan Miner (seats are limited)
Dylan AT Miner is a border-crossing artist, activist, historian, curator and professor.
Admission is $5 for the bus tour; email Nicole McCabe [email protected] for more information.

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