We are delighted to be launching Thinking With Water in both Montreal and Vancouver this spring!
To mark World Water Day, please join us on Friday, the 21st of March, 2014, at Librairie Formats, between 7-9pm to launch our book! Librairie Formats is located at the southeast corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Laurent on the 3rd floor (2, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, espace 302).
From 4:30-6:30pm on Friday, the 21st of March, 2014, there will be a Water Walkshop. Engage your sense of water and walk along urban shores with us on a semi-guided tour of river rapids, urban water infrastructures, and post-industrial transformation: departure at 4:30 pm from the most north-eastern point (furthest downstream) in the Parc des Rapides. See the details here. For public transit to the park, visit www.stm.info. The bus route that seems to stop closest to the entrance to the park is the 58 Wellington (westbound) from Metro Station De L'Église (on the green line); get off at Édouard and 5e and walk towards the water.
Please join us on the 5th of April, 2014, at Heartwood Community Café, between 7:30 and 9:30pm to launch our book! The Vancouver launch will feature readings and presentations by Daphne Marlatt, Dorothy Christian, Rita Wong, Melanie Siebert and Janine MacLeod. Heartwood café has a delicious menu that’s available throughout the event and is fully licensed. It is located at 317 E. Broadway.
This book has been published with the help of two grants: the first from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SHRCC); the second from the Aid to Research Related Events, Publication, Exhibition, and Dissemination Activities (ARRE), using funds provided by Concordia University's Vice President's Office of Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS).
We've got water on the brain
-- but this is not necessarily a condition of hydrocephalus. We've been thinking about rivers and glaciers and oceans, upstream and downstream, water wars and water pacts, hydrological cycles and city infrastructures, water politics, communications and philosophy. Water is the matrix of life and thought, the ultimate solvent, seeping into and across conventional classifications of knowing. It is at once rarefied and everyday, sanctified and instrumentalized. A pervasive relational medium, water communicates across temporal, spatial and disciplinary divides, and plays a central role in corporeal, ecological and imaginative domains... more about this project.
Thinking With Water is now available through McGill-Queen's University Press (October 2013) and other book distributors.