New Article on Futures Thinking in Black Metal

Vivek Venkatesh, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, and Jason Wallin have co-authored a new article titled “No satisfaction, no fun, no future: Futures thinking in black metal”.

Published in Metal Music Studies (volume 6, issue 2), this article aims, according to the authors, to think the burgeoning theoretical orientation known as accelerationism alongside black metal, particularly as black metal harnesses accelerationist strategies of negation and opposition on behalf of surveying a world out-of-step with its “normative” conceptualization.

Our Co-Chairholder Vivek Venkatesh in A Conference on Systemic Racism This Month

Location: Online

Start Date: 23/06/2020 11:00 am   End Date: 23/06/2020 2:30 pm

To contribute to the discussion on systemic racism, the Association for Canadian Studies, Metropolis Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are organizing a free online conference titled “Understanding Systemic Racism in Canada: Concept and Data”. Bringing together experts to assess anti-racism policies and practices, present new data on Canadians’ perceptions of systemic racism, and share the perspectives of Indigenous and racialized communities in Canada, the web event will take place on June 23rd, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

FRQSC Grant for Landscape of Hope Project that Tackles Cyber Pressure

Project Someone collaborators and Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) members Owen Chapman (principal investigator), Sandra Chang-Kredl, Annabelle Brault, and Vivek Venkatesh (co-applicants) have received a three-year grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for $204,610 as a research-creation team.

Gender and Violent Extremism Today

Location: Online

Start Date: 04/06/2020 4:00 pm   End Date: 13/12/2019 5:30 pm

Examining contemporary cases and international responses, this live briefing will bring together leading academic and policy experts to analyze gendered dynamics of violent extremism, and discuss what a gender lens means for how we respond to violent extremism today. On Thursday, the 4th of June 2020, from 16:00 to 17:30 (CET/GMT+1), the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague will host an online live briefing, followed by a Q&A session, on gender and violent extremism.