The Value of Knowledge Transfer at ISEA2015 Vancouver

The Value of Knowledge Transfer

The above image was taken by Tracey Benson at SCANZ2015: water*peace and shows Lee Joachim skyping to SCANZ from Australia. The audience includes Vicki Smith, Trudy Lane, Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Nina Czegledy, Te Urutahi Waikerepuru and SCANZ participants.

About the Forum

The ISEA2015 Education Forum The Value of Knowledge Transfer has been driven by artist-scientist and Intercreate Chair Nina Czegledy, whose commitment to expanding the horizons of education has resulted in a multi-cultural event at an important time in our understanding of contemporary knowledge.

Date & time: Wednesday August 19, 2015 9.30- 11.00 am, 11.30- am – 1 pm

Location: SFU Woodward’s Studio D, Vancouver

This year the Forum takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People. We invite Indigenous participants from Canada and abroad, including Maori, Navajo and Inuit representatives to discuss their perspectives on digital technologies in relation to their knowledge heritage, particularly based on personal and communal experience. In addition to traditional knowledge transfer, the Forum will open discussions on the impact of global and local paradigm shifts and blurred boundaries in our digital age, and how they may affect the transmission of knowledge across generations. Participants might address modes of knowledge transfer, sites of resistance, forms of cross-cultural collaboration, and means of disruption of settler-colonial relations. In the context of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, what strategies and tactics for knowledge transfer are currently shared, or can be shared in the future? What opportunities for cross-cultural, inter-generational collaboration exist? We invite all ISEA presenters and participants to come to the Education Forum to listen and discuss these important issues.


Nina Czegledy and Tyler Fox


9.30     First Nations Welcome

9.45     Welcome Ian Clothier, ISEA International

9.50     Welcome Thecla Schiphorst, ISEA2015 Symposia Director

9.55     Greetings Nina Czegledy Convener and Tyler Fox ISEA2015 Education Forum

10.00   Introductory Presentations

Jo Tito, Maori Artist, New Zealand, whose work has featured at home in  Aotearoa, NZ   as well as internationally.

10.10   Ninabah Winton, Navajo Artist, US, is a member of the Navajo Nation currently studying Digital Culture at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University.

10.20   Stacey Aglook, Inuit Artist, Nunavut. Stacey is a producer, writer and director of  television and short films. In addition to her work in film, Stacey is also an Inuit throat  singer and media artist.

10.30   Dr. Dory Nason, Assistant Professor University of British Columbia, Dr. Dory Nason  is a grateful guest on Coast Salish territory where she teaches First Nations and  Indigenous Studies at UBC.

10.40   Eldon Yellowhorn (Chair, First Nations Studies/Associate Professor, Archaeology) grew up on the Peigan Indian Reserve, now the Piikani First Nation. He explores his interest in mythology and culture history using methods borrowed from archaeology and earth  science.

10.50   Jenna Walsh, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies, and Political Science W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University.

11.00   Break

11.30   Special guests/respondent:

Sandra Semchuk photographer, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, collaborates to disrupt myths that have shaped settler relations to First Nations.

11.40   Participatory Discussion.

12.50   Special guests/respondent:

Ian Clothier, is internationally recognized for working cross culturally in the context of  technology and the environment.

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