Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 2:45pm

Location: New York

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman (WalkingLab), and colleagues Kimberly Powell, Margaret Somerville, and Michael Gallagher will present on a symposium in the Qualitative Research Sig entitled Walking Methodologies in a More-Than-Human World.

Indelible Refusal

Start date: February 27, 2018

End date: March 7, 2018

This series of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, artistic walking interventions, performances, and master classes aim to actively engage in pedagogies of refusal and solidarity. The program aims to walk-with and think-with Indigenous, Black, 2 spirit, queer and trans artists and scholars to work through concepts related to land, settler colonialism, slavery, erasure, violence, and refusal.

This event has been funded through the Jackman Humanities Institute, The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Sexual Diversity Studies University of Toronto, The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto, and WalkingLab.

Organized by: Stephanie Springgay, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, OISE; V.K. Preston, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto.

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‘To the landless’: Walking as counter-cartographies and affective time WalkingLab

Start date: February 6, 2018

End date: February 9, 2018

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman of WalkingLab will give a Keynote introduction at the European Congress for Qualitative Research for Ali Madanipour. Their lecture will examine walking methodologies as counter-cartographies and as affective time. Like Madanipour, WalkingLab is interested in methodologies that disrupt linear and progressive conceptualizations of time. Our brief introductory talk will examine three WalkingLab projects that re-map – as a form of counter-cartography – erased and neglected histories. Taking up the ways that maps produce and reinforce geopolitical borders, and the geographies of race, we consider the ways that re-mapping offers possibilities for conceptualizing spacetimes that are regional and relational, as opposed to state sanctioned and static. As counter-cartographies the walking projects disrupt dominant narratives of place and futurity, re-mapping Land, ‘returning it to the landless.’ Walking methodologies enact what Madanipour refers to as ‘experimental temporalities,’ a kind of affective time that enables researchers to think about futurity not as something elsewhere or separate from the present, but a time that is immediate and intensive. Focusing on the issue of temporality within qualitative research methodologies Springgay and Truman take up WalkingLab research via affect theory, Afrofuturism, and the anarchive.

Stone Walks Residency at Listhus in Olafsfjordur, Iceland

Start date: August 1, 2017

End date: August 31, 2017

Location: Lithus Artist Centre Iceland

August 2017: Stone Walks, Iceland. WalkingLab (Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman) will have a one artist month residency at Listhus Artist Centre in Olafsfjordur, Iceland to continue with their research on rocks as queer archives.

Thirteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, IL

Start date: May 17, 2017

End date: May 20, 2017

Location: Champaign-Urbana

Stephanie will deliver papers on two panels at the conference:

Transmaterial Walking Methodologies and A Sound Art Project, with Sarah E. Truman

Land and Consent: Disrupting Settler Futurities and Walking Research, with Sarah E. Truman

Stephanie is also contributing to the Plenary entitled Trump, Brexit and the global rise the right: how do we respond.

American Educational Research Association

Start date: April 27, 2017

End date: April 30, 2017

Location: San Antonio

Stephanie will give a paper entitled Re-imagining climate change through Speculative Art, on the panel, Reconfiguring the imagined and real futures of educational research: The importance of being speculative.

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will deliver a paper about WalkingLab in the session Quantitative and Qualitative Methods are not Enough! The Ethics of Research Beyond Methodocentrism.

Stone Walks on the Bruce Trail

Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 11:00-3:00

Location: Bruce Trail

Stephanie’s SSHRC funded research-creation project WalkingLab is hosting a one day event on the Bruce Trail. With presentations by:

• Dr. Katherine Wallace, University of Toronto (Geology)

• Dr. Kaitlin Debicki, McMaster University (Tree communication, Indigenous Knowledge)

• Randy Kay, McMaster University (Squatting and occupation of parklands)

• Dr. Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University (Indigenous Journey Methodology on Foot)

• TH&B Art Collective, Hamilton (Artistic Intervention)

• ALSO: Earn hiking badges and pennants by artist Mary Tremonte

Visiting Professor

Start date: October 10, 2016

End date: November 1, 2016

Location: University College Dublin

Dr. Springgay will be a Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin in October, 2016. Watch this space for lecture announcements.

Extending Our Reach: Creating New Pathways Through Art, Research and Education

Date: October 15, 2016

Location: University College Dublin

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will giving a workshop at University College Dublin’s College of Social Sciences and Law, in association with UCD Parity Studios and the School of Sociology.

The workshop is called Extending Our Reach: Creating New Pathways Through Art, Research and Education and will focus on WalkingLab and research-creation.

Conversations on Research-Creation as ‘thinking-in-movement’

Date: October 12, 2016

Time: 11:00

Location: Limerick City Art Gallery

Stephanie Springgay and Michael McLoughlin will conduct a walk-and-talk at the Limerick City Gallery of Art on Wednesday October 12th at 11am. The walk-and-talk will take place within McLoughlin’s exhibition Cumann: An Audio Map of Limerick and focus on social practice and the ethics of participation.