There is a certain charm to campus with its high towers, ivy-covered buildings and tree-lined streets that make directors and producers flock to the university. According to Chan, the more popular locations to shoot are Main Mall, Cecil Green College, Thunderbird Stadium and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
According to Laloo, for this project, artists from different backgrounds were brought together with the idea to create pieces out of textile or weaving, all designing their concept of a “prayer rug.”
The exhibition was the result of a year-long PhotoVoice project facilitated by UBC PhD candidate and Public Scholar Neila Miled. It featured a collection of photographs taken by ten young Muslim women, displaced from their home countries, who now live and study in British Columbia.
The name Free Fall conveys a sense of institutional nonchalance while the piece, according to Zhou, is more about overwhelming control.
MEEC broadly aims to create a Middle Eastern and North African region (MENA) studies program in the faculty of arts, expand study abroad opportunities in the region and modernize the Arabic language courses available.
“This is going to, I hope, offer a window of what it actually looked like on a daily basis to be living in Paris and seeing the interaction between the public discourse, the speeches and the political context,” said Castonguay-Bélanger.
Indigitization subverts this colonized system by “facilitating that self-empowerment in terms of taking control of their technology” and breaks down the barriers Indigenous communities are still facing by enabling their proprietary.
The club hopes to raise awareness of refugee issues through cultural interactions so that more people can participate in the cause and have an understanding towards refugees around the world.
Laredo didn’t want the chosen covers to all be photos or illustrations, but “wanted to show the many ways in which Discorder has been at the forefront of larger conversations, and also just how freaky we are.”
The music was still moving, even without knowing about the structure or history of the genre. The show had the intimate feeling of watching a group of friends joking around with each other, with Redman often taking time to compliment the solos of his fellow performers.
“We have had a number of communities who have said to us, ‘We will be coming to you for our belongings, when we’re ready.’”
“One of the biggest challenges is trying to meet the university’s goal of 1000 beds in a relatively compact site,” explained Kai Hotson, principal of Hotson Architecture.
The comedy was portrayed through a situation that the entire audience had essentially put themselves into: doodling with a bunch of strangers and then yelling about it.
“You have veterans who have never opened up because of PTSD or simply because they didn’t want to talk about it,” Brunt said. “I’ve had people tell me that they’ve never even told their families these stories before.”
The sheer amount of fun the actors seemed to be having helps keep the audience engaged, especially for those who may not have been following the quick jokes veiled in old English.
“That was really challenging and also really exciting … to hear a director go ‘We don’t need to see frivolous women on stage. We can see real women. And these women take up space and they’re confident and intelligent and they know what they’re saying, and they’re complex and they’re making decisions.’”
Himalaya Program co-founder, Sara Shneiderman, explained the program was designed to be interdisciplinary with “faculty in several different departments who have research interests in the Himalayan region.”
During the meetings, there is usually a high success rate of performing magic because people tend to try harder with others around.
The gallery has held very diverse expositions and touched on a variety of different topics, ranging from marginalized identities and how their bodies are portrayed in art, to the historical Palestine and Israel conflict and even climate change.