2024 Silence Speaks Symposium

For our house is our corner of the world. –Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, 1964.

The “domestic goods” theme has opened room for more probing discourse about how silence speaks through our interiors, objects, and keepsakes. How can we grieve, memorialize, and challenge the archive of domesticity, interiority, and its objects as we navigate from personal to political? Conversations about kinships and identities can move back and forth through time: an item may first be framed as inanimate and mundane, then as a cherished heirloom, and then inhabit authorized space as a museum artifact.

Silence Speaks Symposium

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Catalyst at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University

80 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2M7

This is an invitational symposium, exhibition, and celebration of the publication of Domestic Goods: Silence Speaks in our objects, clothing, keepsakes, and Interiors in The Italian Canadiana Journal, University of Toronto, Volume 38 (2024).