Circuits of Consumption: Art, Activism and the Biopolitics of Food Control

17 January 2016, 10:30 - 16:00

  • Lisa Myers
  • Shawn Bourdages & Al Harrington
  • Niamh Leonard
  • Lauren Rathmel
  • Janis Timm-Bottos
  • Alex Ketchum
  • Nadège Grebmeier-Forget, Tina Carlisi
  • Natalie Doonan
  • Navid Navad
  • Sonja Zlatanova
  • Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint
  • Arcangelo Constantini  

The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) of McGill University and Eastern Bloc are pleased to announce the upcoming symposium Circuits of Consumption: The Art, Activism, and Biopolitics of Food Control.

The day will consist of a keynote performative presentation and curated lunch by artist chef Lisa Myers, as well as two panel sessions. These will lead participants on a multi-sensory experience while they grapple with intersections of food control, eating practices, and the spaces in which this consumption occurs.

The one-day event features Montreal-based activists, artists, and academics, as well as special guests from Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Circuits of Consumption seeks to understand the ways that aesthetics, food, and social justice can transform our environments and the role of activists, academics, and artists within this process.



17 January 2016, 10:30 - 16:00