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Ms Iezora Edwards

The University of the West Indies
Participates in 1 Session
PhD candidate at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago Campus conducting Practice-Based research on the topic “Performing the Past: Reproduction and Transmission of Local Cultural Heritage through Theatre in the Community of Princes Town, Trinidad”. Masters in Education (Curriculum); Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Integrated Arts); Bachelors in Theatre Arts & Literatures in English (Ist Class Honours).  Teacher of English, Literature and Theatre at high school for twenty-five years. Lecturer Drama and Education at the University of Trinidad & Tobago for five years. At present, Curriculum Officer (Visual and Performing Arts)  in the Ministry of Education, Trinidad & Tobago.  Co-founder of the Iere Theatre Production Company of Trinidad,  specializing in the production of heritage plays since 2010. Playwright and director. Member of the National Heritage Trust of Trinidad and Tobago. Participant in the Association for Cultural Studies Summer Institute on Critical Literacies in Belgium in 2011; presented papers at the 2nd Biennial Educative Arts Festival In Barbados in 2010, and the IDIERI Conference in Ireland in 2012.

Sessions in which Ms Iezora Edwards participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Ms Iezora Edwards attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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11:30 - 13:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Urban HeritageTourism

What does heritage change for tourism? | Le patrimoine, ça change quoi au tourisme? Ce débat veut interroger les relations entre le tourisme et le patrimoine et dépasser ainsi les idées reçues sur l'antagonisme entre le tourisme "corrupteur" et le patrimoine qui en serait la victime. Il s'agit donc de repenser le tourisme comme un réel acteur du patrimoine, de sa valorisation et de son appropriation, y compris par les populations locales. Cela présuppose, au p...

17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:30 - 8:30 | 1 hour

In English and French The two Inuit artists Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge are offering us an initiation to katajjaniq, this thousand years old autochthonous expression of overtone singing which consists of an alternate dialogue of inhaled and exhaled guttural and vocal sounds. Throat singing is practiced just like a game: two women facing and challenging one another until one of them either laughs or runs out of breath. (Meeting point: DS Registration table) _...

14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

19:00 - 21:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal (COHDS, 2013 - bilingual) is an audio-walk and booklet that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, exploring the post-industrial transformation of a once heavily industrialized area. The Lachine Canal area has undergone dramatic changes, as mills and factories were closed and then demolished or converted into high-end condominiums. The adjoining working-class neighbourhoods ...

11:00 - 12:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageIndustrial HeritageCitizenshipOral HistoryUrban HeritageActivists and ExpertsPublic event
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers
12:30 - 13:30 | 1 hour
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageArchitecture and UrbanismPublic event

As Canada shifts from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, small communities that were established to service the primary sector are faced with a complex and unique set of challenges. They are communities built on a culture of hard work, resourcefulness, and creativity; their residents are now tasked with developing strategies to deal with a lack of employment, depopulation and resettlement.  Small is premised on the notion that leveraging the rich cultur...

15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event
20:00 - 21:35 | 1 hour 35 minutes
Public event

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

(Guided visits to Two Exhibitions, Centre d’histoire de Montréal- bilingual) – The Centre d’histoire de Montréal presents Dans le Griff that takes visitors into the neighbourhood of Griffintown, as depicted through the lives and memories of the Mercier family. Their life stories will take us down the streets of an industrial sector that has undergone quite the metamorphosis. Griffintown is one of the oldest industrial and working-class neighbourhoods in Montreal. In the forefro...

19:00 - 23:00 | 4 hours
Festive Event

The closing dinner of the conference, called “Pawâ” according to a French-Canadian tradition borrowed from the Native American lexicon, will be an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, an original culinary creation by the caterer Agnus Dei, from the renowned Maison Cartier-Besson in Montreal, leader in its field for its boundless creativity and event expertise. The dinner, in the form of stations, will offer delegates an exploration of Quebecois culinary heritage,...