The PlaceDive Podcast: From Master’s thesis to mainstream storytelling
Online, open to the public, registration required
This keynote is part of our 8th Emerging Scholars Symposium which offers students and emerging scholars an opportunity to present their work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators.
The keynote will be in English.
About our Speaker
Anja Novkovic is an artist, teacher, and the host of the PlaceDive Podcast. She graduated from Concordia with a Master’s in geography in 2019, and her research-creation thesis Alley Atlas: From non-place to place in six maps won the COHDS Award of Distinction in Oral History in 2020. Her oral history project The Storied City: Montreal was featured in Échelles Magazine in 2017, and her sculptural jewelry work on Pointe St. Charles, Factory Found, has been pictured in Quebec Heritage News. She is currently living in Vancouver where she is continuing her place-based artistic practice on a new public-space project, Ode to the Garden City Lands.
About The PlaceDive Podcast
The PlaceDive Podcast brings attention to unloved urban spaces and brings untold urban stories into the light. We mix long-lost archival history with everyday people’s personal experiences to show a side of urban space you haven’t seen before. This first episode is about alleyways, and the Bishop/Mackay alleyway in Montréal in particular.
Future episodes will be about secretly wonderful underpasses, street corners, parking lots, bridges, and more! We’ll be focusing on spaces across Canada and looking for personal stories, so if you’ve got a story, let us know! If you have a passion for urban spaces, cities, story-telling and an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, check out the website www.placedive.com.
More about the Emerging Scholars Symposium here: https://storytelling.concordia.ca/event/8th-emerging-scholars-symposium-on-oral-history-digital-storytelling-and-creative-practice/
Register via Zoom by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting