Colloque Méditation Intellectuelle 2016

EMANCIPATIONS:
COMPARATIVE LOOK AT INTELLECTUAL MEDIATION & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION PRACTICES

Supported by The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

 

This initiative is innovative in its interdisciplinary approach, in line with CCUNESCO objectives with regards to citizen engagement; the development of critical thinking; youth and adult leadership, particularly in the context of Indigenous communities; and inclusion via cultural and educational innovation.

- Canadian Commission for UNESCO

PRESENTATION

Our complex societies are faced with a variety of practices related to knowledge distribution, deliberation of norms, the creation of collective decision making (in research, education, facilitation, knowledge mobilization, etc.). Recognizing each of us as agents of social change driven by a sense of justice, these practices are essentially acts of protest. Among the many tried and tested methods, particular attention will be paid to intellectual mediation, a concept pioneered by Exeko, to discover its meaning and potential as a force for positive change in the arena of social transformation practices in education, knowledge mobilization, and knowledge transfer.

Developed and put to the test during 10 years through our programs, Intellectual Mediation is the pedagogical philosophy and practice of creating an open and level playing ground for collective thinking and knowledge sharing, particularly in situations where conditions inhibit open discussion. Through encounters with the arts and philosophy, participants are encouraged to move beyond dogma, stereotypes, and discrimination, to inspire confidence and rekindle the “agent of change” within.

To learn more about this approach, browse projects and publications by the CRMI (Research Committee on Intellectual Mediation).

EXECUTIVE AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

The organizing committee includes a multidisciplinary team:

Nadia Duguay, Co-director - Cofounder, Exeko
Serge Robert, Co-director - Professor, Department of Philosophy, UQAM
Ève Lamoureux, Co-direcor - Professor, Department of Art History, UQAM
Magali Uhl, , Director, CÉLAT, UQAM - Professor, Department of Sociology, UQAM
Maxime Goulet-Langlois, Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Exeko
Agnès Lorgueilleux, Coordinator, Development and Innovation, Exeko
Josée-Anne Riverin, Development Officer, Community Service, UQAM
 

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM

Yann Allard-Tremblay​, Indigenous project manager, Exeko
William-J. Beauchemin, Leader of Social Innovation Laboratories, Researcher-Practitioner and member of Research Committee on Intellectual Mediation (CRMI), Exeko
Daniel Blémur, Mediator, Researcher-Practitioner and member of Research Committee on Intellectual Mediation (CRMI), Exeko
Anne Brel-Cloutier, Research Associate, Cognitive Analysis Laboratory (LANCI), UQAM
Chloé Barrette-Bennington, Project officer Exeko
Adrien Courtecuisse, Communications officer, Exeko
 

PROGRAMMING

This conference invites change agents from a variety of fields to share in an active exploration of social transformation practices and objectives, and to nurture - even commit to - intellectual emancipation, to deepen our shared understanding of its role as a tool in social transformation.

Deliberations will branch towards three areas:

  • Education and Intellectual Marginalization
  • Social Inclusion through Academic Research
  • Innovative Social Practices & Community Engagement

 

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PROGRAMMATION

 

SPEAKERS

 

  • Yves-Marie Abraham, Professeur agrégé au Département de management, HEC Montréal
  • Christophe Abrassart, Professeur à l’école de design de l’Université de Montréal
  • Isabelle Anguita, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Sophie Boyer, Volontaire internationale d’ATD Quart Monde et responsable de la recherche participative avec les personnes en situation de pauvreté.
  • Anouk Bélanger, Professeure au département de communication sociale et publique de l’UQAM, Directrice de l’Unité de programme en Action et recherche culturelles 
  • Anne Brel-Cloutier, Étudiante au doctorat en philosophie UQAM, affiliée au LANCI
  • Pierre Chaput, Membre et militant d'ATD Quart Monde
  • Lyse Cloutier, Table régionale des centres de femmes de Montréal métropolitain/Laval
  • Dorothée De Collasson, Chargée de projet, Ville Inclusive - Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Alessia de Salis, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Nadia Duguay, Cofondatrice et co-directrice générale, Exeko
  • Natalie Fletcher, Directrice-fondatrice de Brila
  • Marie-Pierre Gadoua, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Luc Gaudet, Fondateur, Directeur général et artistique, Mise au Jeu
  • Maxime Goulet-Langlois, Chargé en recherche et transfert, Exeko
  • Jani Greffe Bélanger, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Marie-Paule Grimaldi, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Élizabeth Hunt, Associée chez Percolab
  • Cédric Jamet, Associé chez Percolab
  • Bianca Laliberté, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Ève Lamoureux, Co-directrice - Professeure au Département d'Histoire de l'Art, UQAM
  • Jocelyne Lamoureux, Professeure retaitée associée au départmement de sociologie, UQAM
  • Chantale Mailhot, Professeure agrégée, Département de management (HEC Montréal) Professeure associée à la Chaire de leadership Pierre-Péladeau
  • Kena Molina, Médiatrice, Exeko
  • Carl Morasse, Chercheur-cinéaste, Boîte Rouge vif
  • Joël Nadeau, Conseiller en transfert pour l'organisme Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire (TIESS)
  • Naomi Nichols, Assistant Professor, Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University.
  • Jean-Nicolas Ouellet, Direction ARUCI-SMC (Santé mentale et citoyenneté). Membre du Comité citoyen, ARUCI-SMC
  • Geneviève Pagé, Professeure au Département de science politique, UQAM
  • Michel Parazelli, Professeur en travail social, UQAM
  • Serge Robert, Co-directeur - Professeur au Département de Philosophie, UQAM
  • Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio, Direction ARUCI-SMC (université) - Professeure titulaire, École de travail social, Université de Montréal
  • Magali Uhl, Directrice du CÉLAT à l'UQAM - Professeure au département de sociologie, UQAM
  • Laure Waridel, Directrice exécutive au CIRODD, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable

GET INVOLVED

For further information, contact Agnès Lorgueilleux : colloque-mi@exeko.org

Where ?
Sherbrooke Pavillion (UQAM)
200 Sherbrooke W., Room SH-4800
Montreal QC H2X 3P2
 
When ?
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - Thursday, 20 October 2016

 

Partenaires 

 





 


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  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • «  I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  I don't know everything, but while reading it, it always bring me one step closer »

    A participant, idAction Mobile

  • «  By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • «  I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • «  They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • «  Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « Exeko implements creative solutions to several problematic, gives a voice to those we don't hear and hope to the underprivileged. »

    Bulletin des YMCA

  • « Over the past few years, we have been seeing more and more high quality productions by people with an intellectual disability who truly are artists.  »

    Julie Laloire @AMDI

  • « Art has the advantage to make people talk about abilities rather than limitations, when confronted with an intellectual disability.  »

    Delphine Ragon, Community Programs Manager, Les Compagnons de Montréal

  • « It is terrible for a society to ignore people with such talent! »

    Hélène-Elise Blais, les Muses about ART and ID projects

  • « I Have my own identity ! »

    Putulik, Inuit participant, Métissage Urbain

  • « Why use paper when it is as beautiful as this? »

    One of the co-creator for Métissage Urbain

  • « I write my thoughts in my head, not on paper, and my thought is not lost. »

    Participant @PACQ

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Its goal? To develop reasoning, critical thinking, logic, and increase citizen participation of these marginalized groups. »

    Caroline Monpetit, Le Devoir (free translation)

  • « Today, the power acquired through knowledge is more far-reaching than knowledge itself. »

    André Frossard

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « They're both people. We're not looking enough after people with problems, and mostly with mental health issues. Then we would have more people able to work. »

    Participant, idAction@Accueil Bonneau

  • « We are not higher, we are not lower, we are equal. »

    Simeoni, participant idAction Mobile

  • « I was completely alone today, thanks for talking to me »

    Elie, participant @idAction Mobile

  • « Receving is good, but giving is better »

    Participant idAction@Kanesatake

  • « What better way to strengthen intergenerational ties? [...] A meeting between peers, a place for expression, learning and recovery »

    Chantal Potvin, reporter at Innuvelle

  • «  ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News

  • « By engaging with people on a deep level, we see Exeko reinvigorating individual spirit to rebuild society in a new way. Exeko's work is not about small projects, but about achieving full social inclusion at a systemic level. [...] we believe that Exeko will reach a level of systemic impact with Quebec, Canada and the world within 5-10 years. »

    Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada

  • « It’s a great program for children to learn about their traditions and to increase their interaction with Elders in the community. »

    Erika Eagle, Social Development Assistant with Waswanipi Brighter Future

  • « ...empowering the children, and giving them confidence »

    APTN National News