Technoscience Salon

Compositions and Decompositions of an Oak Savannah, Images by Ayelen Liberona

2016-17 :: (De)Composing Futures

Join us on September 30th for our opening Technoscience Salon of the season

In the wake of anxieties about looming ruin and apocalypse, this year’s Technoscience Salon opens up a space for artists, scientists, activists, and scholars to consider anew how it is we grapple with uncertain futures. Each of our events gathers together makers and thinkers to question the imaginaries shaping prevailing visions of “the future.” We ask: Is it possible to disrupt assumptions about the inevitability of some futures and the impossibility of others?  Read our full provocation here.

September 30th ::  The Salon in High Park

Our Salon opens with a walk and conversation about plants, people, parks, and their futures hosted at the High Park Nature Centre.

4:30 pm :: Walk :: Jon Johnson (York University), a scholar of Indigenous Knowledge and urban Indigeneity who works at First Story, will lead a walk through the park, touring significant Indigenous sites.

5:45 pm :: Speakers :: Tamira Sawatzky and Elle Flanders (Public Studio), Jon Hayes (High Park Nature Centre), and Jon Johnson (York)

Stirrers ::  Natasha Myers and Cate Sandilands (York University)

Location | Time :: To join in on the walk, meet at the High Park Nature Centre at 4:30pm; talks begin at the High Park Nature Centre at 5:45 pm

The High Park Nature Centre is located near the North entrance of High Park at Bloor and High Park Ave in the High Park Forest School, 375 Colborne Lodge Dr.

**Accessibility information** High Park Nature Centre is an accessible venue. The Indigenous History walk will not be accessible, however an accessible tour of the Oak Savannah will be available in its place.