The Conversation Series is a program of collaborative projects and discussions with visiting artists and writers, organized by Saskatoon’s Finding City and void gallery. By allowing us to see through the eyes of those unfamiliar with our city, the project looks to unsettle our existing perceptions of Saskatoon, creating opportunities for new discussions on how we interact with the city and each other while providing an inclusive space through participatory art projects and roundtable discussions.
The 2015 edition of The Conversation Series involves four Vancouver-based creatives: writer Darren Fleet and artists prOphecy sun, Monique Motut-Firth, and Jay White. Building from their current practices, their projects will explore Saskatoon's environment and ecologies, ranging from our visual ecology - how we represent ourselves through print communications including posters and brochures - to the hidden ecologies of urban wildlife.
As each of the visiting creatives will bring practices uncommon in Saskatoon, in addition to public events they will make time available to work and meet with local artists and writers. These meetings will involve alternative forms of education and knowledge-sharing, from storytelling to experiential learning, to support and strengthen Saskatoon's creative community.