UBC AlterKnowledge series kicks off with historic walk Sept. 26

AlterKnowledge’s first event starts with a walk down Bernard Avenue.

What: AlterKnowledge Discussion Series

Where: The corner of Richter and Bernard in downtown Kelowna

When: Friday, September 26, 2014, starting at 7 p.m.

This year’s UBC AlterKnowledge discussion series takes to the streets for a closer scrutiny and discussion of Kelowna’s public history.

AlterKnowledge’s first event of the 2014-2015 season starts with a walk down Bernard Avenue to discuss the various markers of Kelowna’s public memory, from the heritage images and etchings of indigenous flora and fauna along Bernard Avenue to the Ogopogo and Bear sculptures on the waterfront.

“A community’s cultural identity is of significant importance and is often contested,” says David Jefferess associate professor, Cultural Studies and English in UBC’s Dept. of Critical Studies. “Kelowna has recently welcomed a number of new cultural landmarks, and this walking discussion provides an opportunity to critically engage with and discuss whose histories are valued and what kind of a community identity is produced.”

The AlterKnowledge discussion and walking tour takes place Friday, September 26, starting at 7 p.m. at Richter and Bernard Streets in downtown Kelowna. The event is free and open to the public.

AlterKnowledge provides an opportunity for people to share their perceptions of public history sites in downtown Kelowna, and consider what kind of identity is produced through these sites and artworks. The event takes place during Culture Days, and provide an opportunity to stroll through downtown Kelowna, but look at the space from different perspectives.

 

 

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