What: AlterKnowledge discussion series
Who: Faculty and students from UBC’s Cultural Studies Program
When: Friday, November 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
The next Alterknowledge event, entitled The Land is our Culture, Sylix Culture on Bernard Avenue, will be held on Friday, Nov. 14th at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
The new gateway to the redesigned Bernard Avenue provides an important addition to Kelowna’s public history, including banners produced by Westbank First Nation artists Janine Lott and Jordan Coble, the welcome in both English and Nsyilxceən, and the inlaid images and names of indigenous flora and fauna. Jordan Coble, who is the Curatorial and Heritage Researcher for the Sncəwips Heritage Museum, and Pat McCormick, who is an Urban Design Planner for the City of Kelowna, will initiate a discussion on these aspects of the Bernard Avenue revitalization, the collaboration between the City and Westbank First Nation, and how the relationship between Syilx people and people who have arrived more recently is represented in Kelowna’s public history.
Recognizing knowledge as a form of power, and acknowledging how structures of power shape what constitutes knowledge, AlterKnowledge provides a venue for so-called “alternative” knowledge to be shared and valued and for dominant systems of “knowledge” to be altered.
The AlterKnowledge DiscussionSeries is organized by FCCS faculty members, Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess.
Information about futer discussions can be found on our web page, www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/alterknowledge.html