This year’s symposium topic is Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building.

This series of posts will share bios and information on some of our speakers, including their websites, projects, interviews and videos.

Keynote

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Manning received her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario, and holds graduate degrees in contemporary art (MFA, Simon Fraser, 1997) and critical theory (MA, Western, 2005). She works at the intersection of Anishinaabe ontology and epistemology, critical theory, phenomenology, and art.”
source

  • Manning, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii, “Mnidoo-Worlding: Merleau-Ponty and Anishinaabe Philosophical Translations” (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5171.
  • Bio and info from Reverberating Frequencies—Embodied Ciphers. Annual conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)
    Word Doc download
  • Bodies in Translation was pleased to co-present with the International Institute on Critical Studies in Improvisation and Arts Everywhere, Art As Activism/Activism as Art: a conversation between artist-scholar-activists Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, BIT co-applicant and lead on the Cultivating the Arts stream of the grant, and curator Amanda Cachia, moderated by Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Andrew Hunter.
  • Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, 2017-18 IICSI postdoctoral fellow

Videos

Keynote by Dr Dolleen R Tisawii’ashii Manning “Reverberating Frequencies—Embodied
Ciphers” 2018

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning Public Talk ::::: Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed through Finite Modulations
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Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Manning received her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario, and holds graduate degrees in contemporary art (MFA, Simon Fraser, 1997) and critical theory (MA, Western, 2005). She works at the intersection of Anishinaabe ontology and epistemology, critical theory, phenomenology, and art. For this
presentation she discusses her dissertation on mnidoo-worlding or mnidoo-consciousnessing and its temporal bending interrelational ethics, specifically its implications for disability studies.

Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed through Finite Modulations was co-presented by Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series and Bodies in Translation on April 5, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Guelph.

This video was produced by Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life, a project of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art & Social Justice.
bodiesintranslation.ca/
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