In-Residence @ UBC

Engaged Social Justice Residency Program

Located in the unceded land of the Musqueam people, UBC’s Social Justice Institute(GRSJ), the Critical + Creative Social Justice Studies Research Excellence Cluster (C+SJS), and St John’s College(SJS) are committed to a vision of Engaged Social Justice.

The In-Residence @ UBCprogram brings to UBC’s Vancouver Campus leading Canadian and international artists, curators, academics, and activists. It combines the vision of the three UBC units: St John’s College’s commitment to a global vision and community that foster social justice and in creating a space for students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to develop links across diverse backgrounds to share an atmosphere of social and intellectual engagement; GRSJ’s intersectional and interdisciplinary approach to engaged social justice, and C+CSJS’s interest in writings, practices, experiments committed to the radical tenor of the critique of earlier and current colonial, cis-heteropatriarchal, and racial discourses, mechanisms, processes, and architectures. The main objective of this residency program is to foster anticolonial, feminist, trans, queer, and critical racial, conceptual, methodological, and aesthetical contributions to the project of realizing justice, locally, nationally, and globally.

The period of residence is between a week and a month.Residents are expected to give a public presentation (lecture, artist talk, performance, seminar, or screening, etc.) as well as hold office hours/studio visits for St John’s College, GRSJ and other interested UBC students. They should mention the In-Residence @ UBC program in any work conceived and/or developed during the visit.

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Previous Residents

Amalle Dubon &  Constantina Zavitsanos (Winter 2017)

David Lloyd (Spring 2018)

Arjuna Neuman (Spring 2018)

Rosalind Martin (Sprin 2018)