Introduction

CREATING NEW LANDSCAPES IN NOTIONS OF FAIRNESS

A Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Scholar Forum
April 1, 2011, 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

              Peter Wall Institute Conference Rooms, University of British Columbia, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC

The objective of this public forum is to introduce the very diverse conceptions of fairness that inform scholarship and engage involvement in broader society.  The forum will set the groundwork for a longer term and more comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of fairness.

The Wall Institute, as part of the Public Forum on Creating New Landscapes in Notions of Fairness, will feature an outdoor art installation on April 1 by Toronto textile artist Luisa Milan, titled "The Texture of Fairness".  The artist describes the piece as follows:

The installation reflects suspended thoughts - panels of fabric set in outdoor space, meant to inspire reflection - informed abstractly by prayer flags and concretely by laundry lines.  Some panels are inscribed with text defining fairness, while others left blank may suggest unfairness or may present an opportunity for the beholder to imagine something new.

 

"Creating New Landscapes in Notions of Fairness" is a public forum funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies  at the University of British Columbia, and organized by Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor, UBC Faculty of Law and 2010 Wall Distinguished Scholar in Residence.