The Sunday Summer Reading Series is Online this August

Save the dates!
The Sunday Summer Reading Series is back!

Every Sunday in August from 2 – 4 pm EDT.

Please join us digitally for the upcoming series of events each Sunday in August. We will be live streaming the talks via Instagram Live and Zoom


Detail from the 2019 Sunday Summer Reading Series, organized by Peripheral Review in Toronto, ON. Photo from the talk with Larissa Tiggelers at Christie Pits park.

Every Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4 pm in August, join Peripheral Review editor Lauren Lavery and a guest host for a discussion on readings selected by the host. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions on gathering, the talks will be hosted digitally, via Instagram/FB Live and Zoom.

There will be a private Zoom meeting link sent out a week in advance of the talk, please RSVP by email each week for the link to participate digitally. There will be limited space to participate on Zoom so RSVP as soon as possible! You do not need to RSVP to watch on Instagram/FB Live. More details on how to connect will be sent out a week in advance of each talk by email and on our social media, @peripheralreview

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2020 Reading Series Lineup:

Week 1 (August 2) – Belinda Kwan

Belinda Kwan / 关浩恩 (she/they) is a Chinese-Canadian settler curator interested in exhibitionary forms of critique, pedagogy, and advocacy. Her research-based practice focuses on North American techno/sub/urban infrastructures, and the global legacies of oppression that inform them. She has worked with/for local and international artists on projects presented by artist-run centres, public galleries, and non-profit organizations such as the Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts (int’l); Art Gallery of York University (Toronto); Varley Art Gallery (Markham); and InterAccess (Toronto).

Week 2 (August 9) – Dallas Fellini

Dallas Fellini is an arts facilitator, writer, and artist living and working in Tkaronto/Toronto. Their practice is invested in interdisciplinarity and the dissolution of unproductive boundaries between different art forms and arts communities. Their research and writing centres on topics spanning anonymity, graffiti, popular culture, queerness, and dance. Dallas holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from OCAD University and is the 2019 recipient of the Medal in Visual and Critical Studies.

Week 3 (August 16) – Noor Bhangu

Noor Bhangu is a curator and scholar, whose practice employs cross-cultural encounters to interrogate issues of diaspora and indigeneity in post- and settler-colonial contexts. Through curatorial intervention, she hopes to involve politics of history, memory and materiality to problematize dominant histories and strategies of presentation. She completed her BA in the History of Art and her MA in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices at the University of Winnipeg. In 2018, she began her PhD in Communication and Culture at Ryerson and York University in Tkaronto, Toronto.

Week 4 (August 23) – Brit Bachmann

Brit Bachmann is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on land belonging to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver BC. Her practice teeters between writing, radio art and visual art, working predominantly with clay. Brit is the Executive Director of UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness, and the publisher of ReIssue Magazine (forthcoming). She has a BFA from the University of British Columbia.

Week 5 (August 30) – Cadence Planthara

Cadence Planthara creates functional objects and installations. Her work has recently been exhibited at Hearth (Toronto), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), the Ministry of Casual Living (Victoria, BC) and Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto).


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