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Decolonizing Astrophysics

For this Toronto Biennial event, artist and poet Elder Dr. Duke Redbird and astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek discussed the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives, considering their intersections as a potential path toward Indigenizing astronomy curricula.

The Toronto Biennial of Art was a 72-day, free art exhibition that took place every two years.

For this Toronto Biennial event, an intimate conversation under the stars brought together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives. In the context of Elder Redbird’s project Wigwam Chi-Chemung based in and around Ontario Place Marina and Caecilia’s Tripp’s Intersteller Sleep at AGYU and 259 Lake Shore Blvd East, the conversation moved toward Indigenizing Astronomy curricula.

Visitors were invited to bring along warm clothing and blankets for the event.

For up-to-date information on the Toronto Biennial of Art programs, please visit the torontobiennial.org.

During the Toronto Biennial, Wigwam Chi-Chemung hosted the following Open Studio hours with Elder Duke Redbird at the Ontario Place South Marina:

Open Studio I:  Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm
Open Studio II: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm

Follow Elder Duke Redbird and crew on Instagram @wigwamchichemung.

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Decolonizing Astrophysics

22 Sep 2019


Ontario Place South Marina
955 Lakeshore Blvd West
Toronto, ON

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