Event

De-\Re-coding International Law Through Art

Online Presentation/Discussion with LePARC member Oonagh Fitzgerald

This LePARC presentation and discussion via Zoom will address the challenges in crafting research-creation that critiques existing international law and governance through art and performance while generating new insights about how we decode meaning and recode identity, solidarity, resistance, and resilience in the face of global crises.

Oonagh will share a transdisciplinary approach in which she considers philosophical frameworks (e.g., postmodernism, posthumanism, colonial legacy, gender, new materialism, speculation), methodologies (e.g., research-creation, autoethnography, case study, artivism) and examples of artworks that seek to instigate the development of individual, community, and planetary codes of values designed to overcome the multiple crises of the Anthropocene.

Click the Register link to the left to RSVP for the event; you will then be sent the Zoom link before the presentation itself!

Oonagh Fitzgerald B.F.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., M.B.A., is an INDI PhD in Fine Arts student at Concordia University, under the supervision of Professor Eldad Tsabary and a member of LePARC. She brings to her performance and visual research-creation artworks experience as dancer, choreographer, and visual artist; senior executive and international lawyer in the federal government; university sessional lecturer; and director of international law research at a think tank. Enthusiastic about exploring international law, art, and governance, Oonagh has interviewed for national and international news media, written and edited books, essay series and articles, and spoken publicly on topics including research-creation and participant-based art projects, corporate citizenship, gender equality, Indigenous people’s rights, climate change and technological innovation. She is a Senior Fellow at Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Co-chair of the Canadian Environmental Domestic Advisory Group, and a Director of International Law Association of Canada.