The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of September 20-27, 2013. For the full calendar of events, please visit:
Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
SFU at the Walk for Reconciliation
Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Downtown, Vancouver.
Join SFU and 50,000 others to help achieve far-reaching impact that will be felt amongst everyone – all ages, all cultures, all faiths – at the Walk for Reconciliation.
For details and registration, please visit: http://www.sfu.ca/reconciliation/walk.html
Friday, September 20
Ethnography in the Archives of the Romanian Secret Police
Place: Rm. 1500, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
The opening of the Secret Police archives in some East European countries after 1989 provides an unusual opportunity to do ethnography on these secretive organizations. This talk will describe the archive of the Romanian Securitate and indicate some directions that ethnography based on it might take. Using my own surveillance file, I will discuss the phenomenon of “compartmentalization,” common to intelligence work everywhere, and will also bring in some ideas from actor-network theory to consider the files as social actors, whose circulation helps to create the coherence of the organization. Lecture by Katherine Verdery, presented by the School for International Studies.
Sunday, September 22
‘MARCEL DUCHAMP’ A show by Guillame Desanges & Frederic Cherboeuf
Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $20-25, online
Paris, 1913. Marcel Duchamp mounts a bicycle wheel on to the top of a kitchen stool, the first of his ‘readymades’: art (or is it?) made from ordinary manufactured objects. One hundred years later, Guillaume Désanges and Frédéric Cherbœuf consider art’s most revered iconoclast in a one-person show that is at once ambitious, inventive, comic, and poetic. “We wanted to know why the most important artist of the 20th Century is unknown from the general public, and produced a show that is as interesting for experts as it is for our own mothers.” Originally co-produced by le Phénix, Valenciennes, the play made its debut as part of the Nouveau Festival at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. We are delighted to be bringing this production to Vancouver as a part of the LIVE 2013 International Performance Biennale.
Monday, September 23
Building a Winning Application: SDTC Incubator Workshop 2013
Place: Rm. 1300-1500, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register online
The SDTC Incubator Workshops target new entrepreneurs with early-stage clean technologies who plan on applying to SDTC for funding and provides those entrepreneurs and prospective applicants with key information and practical guidance to prepare a quality SOI submission. The Incubator Workshops will be presented in cities across Canada, co-hosted with regional incubators and partnered with universities.
The session will enable prospective applicants to assess the potential fit of their technology with SDTC's SD Tech Fund, and to gain an understanding of the application process and key evaluation criteria.