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Kingston Views: The Penal Presence

November 4, 2007

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is currently running an exhibition titled Kingston Views: The Penal Presence, which ties in nicely with the upcoming class led by David St Onge on the Penal System of Kingston on November 26th.

From the exhibition description:

Kingston is strongly linked to the history of incarceration. Kingston Penitentiary, opened in 1835, is the oldest prison still in use in Canada, and one of several area prisons. With its elegant Neoclassical façade detailing, it is also one of the city’s architectural landmarks. This exhibition explores the response by several artists to this legacy and to the evolving ideologies behind penal practices, beginning with an 18th century print from the Carceri (Prison) series by the Italian etcher and designer Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Closer to home, a series of sketches of Kingston Penitentiary published in 1875, and 20th century drawings and watercolours by Carl Schaefer and Caven Atkins, reveal a fascination for both the building and life inside and outside its forbidding walls. Both Schaefer and Atkins came to Kingston to teach art in the Queen’s University summer school. As visitors to the city, their work provides a unique perspective on the Penitentiary, a subject that seems to have been of little interest to local artists.

The exhibition runs until Feburary 17, 2008 and more information can be found on the Anges Etherington Art Centre web site.


ANTI-RACISM CONFERENCE: Breaking the Mold: The Pedagogy of Anti-racism

March 15, 2007

When: March 21, 2007, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Policy Studies Building, Room 202

The Committee Against Race and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED) presents the First Anti-racism conference. This conference will explore how issues of race inform the Canadian university experience of both faculty and students.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Carol Tator, professor at York University at 1 pm. There will also be a panel discussion, with noted speakers Dr. Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Dr. Barrington Walker, Georgina Riel and Jeff Welsh.
The cost of thjis conference is FREE and includes refreashments and lunch.
To Register or for more information, please contact:

The Just City: A panel discussion

January 14, 2007

The School of Urban and Regional Planning presents The Just City: A panel discussion with Susan Fainstein on Wednesday January 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Policy Studies Building at Queen’s University. The discussion will be moderated by Sue Hendler from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s and panelist include:

  • Susan S. Fainstein, Graduate School of Design, Harvard
  • Betsy Donald, Geography Department, Queen’s
  • Hok-Lin Leung, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s
  • Katherine McKittrick, Department of Women’s Studies, Queen’s
  • Mick Smith, Departments of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s
  • Lance Thurston, Commissioner, Department of Community Development Services, City of Kingston

Light refreshments will be served. Financial support provided by the Principal’s Development Fund, Departments of Geography, Political Studies and Women’s Studies and the School of Urban and Regional Planning.

View PDF version of announcement.

Can new urbanism deliver on its promises?

October 25, 2006

Dr. Jill Grant, School of Planning, Dalhousie University, will present a talk entitled Can new urbanism deliver on its promises? on Thursday November 2nd, 2006 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 554 Policy Studies Building, Queen’s University. Everyone welcome.

The end of public space? Gated communities and private streets

October 25, 2006

Dr. Jill Grant, School of Planning, Dalhousie University, will give a public lecture entitled The end of public space? Gated communities and private streets on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 202 Policy Studies Building, Queen’s University. Everyone welcome.