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Thinking Spaces with Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning

April 5, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed through Finite Modulations

Please join us for a special presentation by Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning (McGill University), who is a 2018 postdoctoral fellow at the IICSI, and Bodies in Translation researcher. In this talk, Dr. Manning will discuss her dissertation on mnidoo-worlding or mnidoo-consciousnessing and its temporal bending interrelational ethics, specifically its implications for disability studies.

Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series and Bodies in Translation are hosting this event on Thursday April 5, 2018, from 3:30-5:00pm, at the Art Gallery of Guelph at 358 Gordon St.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Manning received her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario, and holds graduate degrees in contemporary art (MFA, Simon Fraser, 1997) and critical theory (MA, Western, 2005). She works at the intersection of Anishinaabe ontology and epistemology, critical theory, phenomenology, and art.

The Thinking Spaces Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series is a project of The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, a partnered research institute comprised of 56 scholars from 20 different institutions, hosted at the University of Guelph (with project sites at McGill, Memorial, Regina, UBC, and University of California – Santa Barbara). The Institute’s mandate is to create positive social change through the confluence of improvisational arts, innovative scholarship, and collaborative action. (

Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life (BIT) is a SSHRC funded multidisciplinary research project that creates collaborative partnerships between artists, arts organizations, activists, scholars, and educators. BIT aims to set in motion a creative and intellectual wave of leading-edge artistic creation research, technological innovation, and critical inquiry within and beyond Ontario. Co-directed by Carla Rice and Eliza Chandler, Bodies in Translation cultivates activist art produced by disabled, d/Deaf, fat, Mad, and E/elder people with the goal of expanding understandings of vitality and advancing social justice. BIT is a partnership project of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph.

The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is one of Canada’s premier public art spaces, engaging audiences with innovative artists and ideas from around the world. Through a rigorous and collaborative artistic program that positions visual culture in an ever-changing cultural landscape, the gallery supports social exchange and shapes public discourse.

For questions about the presentation or reading group, please contact Justine Richardson, Project Manager, International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, (519) 824-4120. Ext. 53885, or [email protected]


April 5, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Art Gallery of Guelph
358 Gordon St
Guelph, Ontario n1h5n1 Canada
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