In 2014 CoT had the unique opportunity to take part in a conference that focused on digital media and Aboriginal youth at The Museum of Anthropology entitled Assert, Defend, Take Space. In attendance from CoT was Kit Grauer, Ching-Chiu Lin, Anna Ryoo, Jill Baird and Francine Cunningham.
For more information on the conference look here.
“On of the best experiences I had at the conference was listening these amazing filmmakers speak about what they were passionate about. My favourite panel was on the Male Gaze and how each of the young woman responded to the issues surrounding the male gaze through their art work.” (Francine Cunningham)
This conference was done in conjunction with the 2014 MOA exhibition entitled Claiming Space: voices of urban Aboriginal youth curated by Pam Brown and Maijia Tailfeathers.
If you would like to see a promo made my Maijia for the amazing digital media that was on display for this exhibition please watch below.
For more information on the Claiming Space exhibition please visit: http://moa.ubc.ca/claimingspace/
This event was made possible by the two SSHRC grants: Citizens of Tomorrow: Investigating the Impact of Community Media Arts Practice on Marginalized Urban Youth (PI – Dr. Kit Grauer) and Youth Arts Practice as the Production of Knowledge in Community Development (PI -Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin).