SFU Ideas & Issues playlist for 12/18/2018
A conversation on the principles of shared responsibility and collective action with Charlene Vickers and Roxanne Charles. Charles led a discussion around the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project and the ongoing resistance at the Burnaby Mountain tank farm, with reference to Vickers’ site-specific installation at SFU Gallery, Speaking with Hands and Territories.
Vickers’ installation, which invites visitors to form earth collected from the protest site on Burnaby Mountain into fist-sized spheres, asks how we can collectively make a future for Indigenous lands, waterways and peoples. Vickers was present to engage the conversation around her work and this increasingly urgent question.