ERIC Number: EJ1087463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Glyphing Decolonial Love through Urban Flash Mobbing and "Walking with Our Sisters"
Curriculum Inquiry, v45 n1 p129-145 2015
This article contributes to understanding multi-plexed Indigenous resistance through examining spatial tags. As symbolic, moving critiques, spatial tagging intervenes normative structures of settler colonialism and provides the space through which radical decolonial love can emerge. This discussion of the production of spatial glyphs has implications for new ways of thinking about the processes of solidarity building, social activism and the generation of new pedagogical practices of resistance. An analysis of Christi Belcourt's walking with our sisters commemorative art installation (2013-2019) and the urban flash mob round dance at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets in downtown Toronto, reveals how spatial tagging formulates Indigenous acts of creative solidarity. This article contributes to an analysis of Indigenous resistance strategies through focusing on the interstitial passageways as generative sites of knowledge production and possibilities for new ways of being in the world.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Resistance (Psychology), Space Utilization, Activism, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Art Products, Dance, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Feminism, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Justice, Urban American Indians, Canada Natives
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)