Jill Didur is Professor in the Department of English, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Arts & Science at Concordia University, Montreal, and the PI of Greening Narrative, a SSHRC funded research project (2014-2021) that focuses on locative media, globalization, and environmental storytelling.
Jill Didur is a Project Partner for the Milieux Institute of Art, Culture and Technology in connection with the New Nature event sponsored by the Goethe-Institut of Montreal. New Nature is an an Immersive Media and Climate Science Exchange between Canada – Germany – Mexico – US Between May and December 2020 the Goethe-Institut Montreal…
Didur is the PI of the inter-university research team, After the Anthropocene: Environmental Humanities in a Global Context. This team of nine interdisciplinary researchers pursues humanities based approaches to the problem of environmental justice and the political, social, and economic inequalities that underpin the effects of anthropogenic climate change related to the history of globalization. Activities of the team in 2019 include a reading group, Thinking the Anthropocene.
Fall 2020 Update: Jill will be presenting an artist’s talk on Global Urban Wilds at the upcoming ISEA: Why Sentience? symposium, October 13 – 18, 2020. Official conference schedule pending.
Global Urban Wilds is situated in the Champ des Possibles, an urban wild located in Mile End, Montréal. Drawing from the diverse history of the space–from its ownership by the Canadian Pacific Railway, to its surrounding communities and cultures that include the Carmelite Nuns and a textile district, Global Urban Wilds begins to critically juxtapose the futuristic urban with the conserved natural, using digital tools and narrative methods through which such stories may be told.