This course explores the art and activism of queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour in cities like Toronto. In addition to studying a range of emergent theories and political interventions, students are invited to design an experiential, creative or community-based project. The course provides an in-depth case study of a successful movement for urban and environmental justice that offers important tools to dismantle interlocking regimes of oppression, archive histories that are often erased, remember pasts of erasure and of brilliant resilience, map spaces of displacement and resistance, and prefigure the world we want to live in.
Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing or by permission of the instructor; Students with third-year standing and graduate students may have access subject to space availability and approval from instructor.
Programs: Environmental Arts & Justice