Special Landscape of Hope Performance October 31, 2019

As part of the 2019 Theology in the City Conference at Concordia University, Landscape of Hope will be participating in a musical and multimedia performance at St-Jax Church on October 31st from 8:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

This year’s free week-long conference hosted by the Department of Theological Studies explores the themes of resilience, hope, suspicion and fear through a multidisciplinary lens.

Landscape of Hope  is a unique intervention that magnifies youth narratives as they pertain to building resilience against racism, discrimination, prejudice and cyber bullying. The digital art initiative is youth-led and designed to empower them with critical digital literacy skills and social media tools to create cutting-edge multimedia performances and installations that describe their experiences with hate and discrimination.

Landscape of Hope has invited Concordia Art Education and Theology students to co-create multimedia material with students from l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal for a special theologically themed performance.

Professors Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia) and Martin Lalonde (UQAM), and research assistants Léah Snider (Art Education, Concordia) , Éva Roy (Art Education, Concordia), Dezaye Nair (Media Studies, Concordia), Noémie Naud-Dubé (Création, UQAM) and Julien Gagnon-Rouillard (Création UQAM) will facilitate a digital arts workshop introducing students to theological questions and enabling them to contribute to Landscape of Hope’s growing body of digital materials surrounding the way in which we address the concepts of hate and hope in postmodern society.

For more information on the conference, please click here.

More information about the performance can be found here and Facebook event here.