Convener: Monica Eileen Patterson

As sites of encounter, how might exhibits engage with past violence and contemporary injustice to address suffering and inequality in contemporary societies? Collaborative, community-engaged curation produces new forms of knowledge, breaking from the “scholar/curator-as-expert” model to engage with the expertise that subjects have about themselves. “Collaboration-Exhibition-Research” will create a community of curators, scholars, activists, and community members exploring the potential of collaborative exhibits to address historical violence and socioeconomic inequality as a form of new knowledge production.


Monica Eileen Patterson is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Ethnographic Research & Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (Concordia University). Her work as a curator, scholar, and activist examines the intersections of memory, childhood, and violence in postcolonial Africa, and their engagement in contemporary public spheres.


Emelie Chhangur
Erica Ocegueda
Erin Manning
Florencia Marchetti
Gaelyn Aguilar
Gustavo Aguilar
Hector Canonge
Lara Rosenoff
Gauvin Lucian
Gomoll Monica
Eileen Patterson
Ronald Rose-Antoinette