Posted on 31 Aug 2015 in sca eventFilm ScreeningSeminar


Part of SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

15 October 2015, 5:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
The School for the Contemporary Arts is proud to engage with Stuart Hall’s legacy through a series of three events that include a public screening of John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project with guest presenter Dr. Daniel McNeil of Carleton University, as well as a number of other invited guests for a roundtable discussion. See below for the full schedule


"Practices of representation always implicate the positions from which we speak or write – the positions of enunciation. What recent theories of enunciation suggest is that, though we speak, so to say ‘in our own name’, of ourselves and from our own experience, nevertheless who speaks, and the subject who is spoken of, are never identical, never exactly in the same place. Identity is not as transparent or unproblematic as we think. Perhaps instead of thinking of identity as an already accomplished fact, which the new cultural practices represent, we should think, instead, of identity as a ‘production’, which is never complete, always in process, and always constituted within, not outside, representation. This view problematises the very authority and authenticity to which the term, ‘cultural identity’, lays claim."

Hall S. in Rutherford, J (222:1990).  

Stuart Hall was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist and sociologist and one of the founders of Cultural Studies and the "New Left Review" in Britain. He left a lasting international legacy on discourses on culture, race, identity and media that is particularly resonant at this moment in time.

John Akomfrah is a Ghanaian-born British writer, director and filmmaker whose body of work speaks to many of the themes that Stuart addressed.  

Dr. Daniel McNeil, Professor of History, Migration and Diaspora Studies at Carleton University, will introduce John Akomfrah’s 2013 film The Stuart Hall Project and take part in a Q&A with artists, activists and academics inspired by Hall's commitment to creative, explorative and provocative intellectual work. Professor McNeil will also engage with SFU faculty and graduate students with regards to The Unfinished Conversation, a three-screen installation directed by Akomfrah, and the multiple ways in which Hall has inspired intellectuals inside and outside of academia to do some fresh thinking about time, space and belonging.


October 14, 12:15-2:00pm
Buchanan Penthouse (B501)
University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus
Hosted by Dr. Handel Wright and Dr. Alejandra Bronfman
Seminar by Dr. Daniel McNeil and discussion with grad students and faculty
Lunch served

October 14, 6:00-9:00pm
SFU’s Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Studio
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Hosted by Dr. Laura Marks and Dr. Henry Daniel
Seminar by Dr. Daniel McNeil and discussion with grad students and faculty

October 15

SFU’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Public screening of John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project

SFU’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Panel roundtable discussion

Panel Chair:
Dr. Handel Wright - Professor and Director, Centre for Culture, Identity & Education, UBC

Dr. Daniel McNeil - Professor of History, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Carleton University
Dr. Laura Marks - Dena Wosk University Professor, Visual and Cultural Studies, SFU/SCA
Dr. David Chariandy - Associate Professor of English, SFU
Dr. Adel Iskandar - Assistant Professor of Global Communication, SFU
Dr. Alessandra Santos - Assistant Professor of Ibero-American Literatures and Cultures, UBC

Reception to follow

These events are organized by Dr. Henry Daniel, Professor of Dance and Performance Studies at SFU, and Dr. Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor of History at UBC, with financial support from the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology, Institute for Performance Studies, Department of English, School of Communication, Department of History, Institute for the Humanities, School for International Studies, Centre for Imaginative Ethnography, Centre for Policy Studies on Culture & Communication, and the Faculty of Arts at UBC. 

21 April 2018


2018 BFA Graduating Exhibition
12:00pm, Tickets at the door.
12 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Audain Gallery, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4


Dance Grad Show
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
19 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior | $10 SFU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $15 General

Weather Pattern #5

12:00am, Tickets at the door.
21 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Offsite, Crab Park, 611 Alexander, Trans-Canada Trail