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Listening to while walking with: a performative intervention in someone’s everyday life

Jeudi le 21 septembre de midi à 14h

Avec Luis C. Sotelo Castro

Le 21 septembre, Journée internationale de l'écoute, venez assister à un atelier qui explore des stratégies d'écoute.

*Veuillez prendre note que cet atelier sera donné en anglais.

Listening is a key communications skill and yet, rarely there are activities focused on facilitating learning on how to be a better listener. In this workshop, Luis C. Sotelo Castro draws on elements from performance art to engage participants in a social interaction in which they will be walking in silence with someone else while listening to what they are willing to share with them. The aim is to explore this technique as a methodology for learning about someone else’s life and, potentially intervening positively in her everyday life. It challenges a key practice within oral history: the practice of asking questions. The intervention, more specifically, consists of offering the other person a safe space to be listened to while walking about their everyday life. A reflection on the experience and a discussion of its potential and limits as an oral history performance methodology will follow.

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Public Block Party

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3pm to 6pm

With Block by Block, from the Toronto Ward Museum. Be part of one of the three simultaeaous public block parties here in Montreal!

Two Belfast Grad Students to Visit COHDS

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling would like to welcome Pete Hodson and Jack Crangle, two graduate students from Queen’s University – Belfast who will joining us for the next two weeks as part of an emerging international partnership. Pete is completing his master’s thesis on unemployment in post-1945 Belfast, and has a particular interest in the social, cultural, and political effects of deindustrialization. Jack’s master’s thesis is examining Belfast’s Italian community. A couple years ago COHDS hosted Sean O’Connell, a professor in the Department of History at the university. COHDS affiliated graduate students and faculty are encourage to consider going to Belfast in exchange. Anyways, let’s welcome Jack and Pete to Montréal!


"'To Those Who Lost Their Lives': Reading a Labour Landmark in Sydney, Nova Scotia" - New Article by Lachlan MacKinnon

Lachlan is a second year doctoral student in history, whose oral history project is examining the closing of the steel industry in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His article, "'To Those Who Lost Their Lives': Reading a Labour Landmark in Sydney, Nova Scotia," was recently published in Labour / Le travail. You can find it here in PDF. Congratulations Lachlan!

"'To Those Who Lost Their Lives': Reading a Labour Landmark in Sydney, Nova Scotia" - Nouvel article de Lachlan MacKinnon

Lachlan est un étudiant en deuxième année de doctorat en histoire. Son projet se concentre sur le déclin de l'industrie de l'acier à Cape-Breton, Nouvelle-Écosse. Son article, "'To Those Who Lost Their Lives': Reading a Labour Landmark in Sydney, Nova Scotia" a récemment été publié dans la revue Labour / Le travail. Il est disponible ici en PDF. Félicitations Lachlan!

"A Land of Silences" Awarded at the RVCQ and Selected by Busan International Short Film Festival

Paul Tom's short documentary won the Spirafilm Prize and received a special mention for the Best First or Second Documentary Film as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film was also selected by the Busan International Short Film Festival (South Corea).


"Canal" en vedette dans la revue Esquisses

Dans son numéro Hiver 2013-2014, Esquisses, la revue de l'Ordre des architectes du Québec a publié un article à propos des parcours audioguidés. L'auteure, Gabrielle Anctil, y parle notamment de l'audioguide Canal produit par le CHORN et lancé officiellement en juin 2013.

"Canal" Featured in Esquisses Magazine

The Winter 2013-2014 issue of Esquisses, a magazine published by the Ordre des architectes du Québec's, includes an article about audio walks. Author Gabrielle Anctil shares her experience of the Canal audio walk produced by COHDS and officially launched in June 2013. 

"Canal" is Now Available on the Tales & Tours Mobile App

Tales & Tours gathers dozens of walks located in North America and Europe. Using your smartphone's GPS, the app locates walks around you and invites you to discover the city or neighbourhood from different perspectives. It includes a map, the audio file as well as additional information and pictures.

"Canal" maintenant disponible sur l'application mobile Tales and Tours

Tales & Tours regroupe des dizaines de parcours situés tant en Amérique du Nord qu’en Europe. L’application gratuite utilise le GPS de votre téléphone intelligent pour vous localiser et vous proposer des parcours dans les environs. Une carte, un fichier audio, des textes complémentaires et des photos enrichissent la visite.



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