Night of Ideas 2020: Being Alive

When and Where

Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:00 pm to Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00 am
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3



Presented in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Canada and Hart House, Night of Ideas: Being Alive will bring together a dynamic mix of international artists, writers, philosophers, performers, and activists to explore what it means to be alive in the multiplicities of the body and the entanglements of identity.

Join us for an evening of free lectures, performances, workshops, and screenings and be part of a global art event simultaneously taking place in 50 cities. Speakers include: writer, philosopher, curator, and trans-activist Paul B. Preciado; queer crip fashion activist and scholar Dr. Ben Barry; genderqueer drag queen, storyteller, and creator Patrick Salvani/Ms. Nookie Galore; and disabled, gender non-confirming/nonbinary trans performer and visual artist Wit López.

Film screenings featuring works by Dr. Loree Erickson and Kent Monkman, performances by RARE Theatre, and a workshop and performance by the Legendary House Mother Snoopy of the Kiki House of Disney and dancers from the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance are also not to be missed.