Moe Kirkpatrick

Moe Kirkpatrick

Culture Senior Staff

Moe Kirkpatrick is a queer, transgender writer from the unfortunate state of Ohio. He writes primarily about art and queer issues, as well as a whole lot of nonfiction. He has been published in Artemis and R.KV.R.Y. Quarterly. Find him occasionally attempting human interaction on Facebook.


Canned Foreign is a sparse, but deeply emotional multimedia exhibition by four half-Japanese artists and students, exploring themes of identity, diaspora, queerness and cultural heritage. I say sparse because there are only 6 pieces of art, in total. But emotionally and conceptually? Canned Foreign is huge.

Death is a heavy topic that all of us would rather not think about. So how do we celebrate a day dedicated to remembering violence and death in our community? For many, Trans Day of Remembrance is solemn day. A day to think on the friends and family they have lost, the ways the system has let us down.

After all, who has time to examine a sculpture when you’re just trying to get to class on time? With homework and work and sports and everything else that fills up a student’s life, no one could expect thoughtful contemplation of every sculptural work on UBC’s campus.

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