Category Archives: Culture

Furor, Fighting, Freedom, and Fanon: “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense”

Filed under Capitalism & Class, Culture, Decolonization, Global Politics   ·   October 23rd, 2014   ·   2 comments

“And it is clear that in the colonial countries the peasants alone are revolutionary, for they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The starving peasant, outside the class system is the first among the exploited to discover that only violence pays. For him there is no compromise, no possible coming to terms; colonization […]

Public Art: Understanding Students’ Desires for Campus Aesthetics

Filed under Campus, Culture   ·   October 22nd, 2014   ·   0 comments

The UBC Vancouver campus is full of a brilliant range of public art pieces that have been generously donated by alumni and community members. According to the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery Outdoor Tour, the purpose of these art pieces is to “enrich the campus environment”. Many of them are in the form of sculptures […]

Two Days, One Night: When Film Confronts Anxiety & Depression

Filed under Culture, Disability Justice & Mental Health   ·   October 14th, 2014   ·   0 comments

I so rarely cry if I am not watching a film. Unless I am completely devastated, it verges on being impossible. But to begin with, I think I probably came in feeling a little emotional. I got teary just watching the Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) intro clip that thanks its volunteers. Actually, I swelled […]