The Flatland Scratch Seminar & Workshop Series
This series hosts interdisciplinary and discipline-specific scholars and artists who are experts in their field. It began in 2005 as part of a transdisciplinary project and ended when I left to take up a tenure-track position in the School of Music at University of Windsor for the 2006/07 academic year. When I returned to University of Regina as CRC in 2007, I continued curating the series, producing many collaborative events with numerous organizations and colleagues. Most recently, along with SaskMusic, we have curated a three part series called The Femme Sound Series, focusing on making audio and sound gear accessible for performers, artists, and other interested parties who self-identify as female, including trans women and non-binary people.
Over the years, we have offered a diverse range of hands-on workshops including DJing, beatmaking, VJing, graffiti art, emceeing, audio production, songwriting, and various movement workshops such as capoeira, parkour, and b-boy/ b-girl dance.
We have also hosted many scholars and artists who have contributed to the rich dialogue through artist talks, academic presentations, and performances.
The series has always been free and open to the public.