AbTeC has conducted a number of symposia. Our goal is to create spaces in which visions of tomorrow’s Indigenous communities and cultures can be articulated, shared, and discussed.
The Symposia on the Future Imaginary
How do Indigenous people imagine ourselves in the future? Through performance, artworks, screenings, panels, and keynotes, these symposia engage with a spectrum of future imaginaries, from the playful to the serious, the fantastical to the pragmatic, the traditional to the contemporary. We invite community members, artists, academics, archivists, and technologists to speculate about what life will be like for our descendants in seven, ten, even twenty generations—science fiction territory.
Remembering Tomorrow: Archiving Indigenous Digital Art
The Remembering Tomorrow symposium was a one-day gathering of archivists, digital preservationists, librarians, and historians to discuss the present and future of Indigenous art archives across digital and physical realms. This symposium was organized in support of AbTeC’s Initiative for Indigenous Futures project to build an Indigenous Digital Art Archive.
Remembering Tomorrow: Archiving Indigenous Digital Art - Montreal, April 10, 2019
Symposium on the Future Imaginary 3 - Winnipeg, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2017
Symposium on the Future Imaginary 2 - Kelowna, Aug. 5, 2016
Symposium on the Future Imaginary 1 - Toronto, Oct. 16, 2015