The Hexagram Research-Creation Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Jarry (PhD in Art Studies and Practices, UQAM) as co-director, representing Concordia University. She joins Sofian Audry (PhD in Humanities [Fine Arts], Concordia), who has been representing the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 2021. The team welcomes the addition of Alice Jarry and the appointment of Nadia Seraiocco (PhD in Communications, UQAM) as the Network Coordinator.
A NEW GENERATION DEVELOPED BY THE NETWORK
As the representative of Concordia, Alice Jarry succeeds both Christopher Salter (2014-2022) and Jonathan Lessard (interim, 2022-2023). This transition marks a significant change in the governance of the Network, both in substance and symbolism. It signifies the shift to a new generation of artist-researchers. Similar to Sofian Audry, Alice Jarry’s professional and academic career is closely intertwined with Hexagram’s development. By appointing former student members as co-directors, the Network reaffirms its deep commitment to nurturing the next generation of research-creation artists.
SCIENTIFIC CO-DIRECTION EMBRACES CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS
Hexagram is dedicated to forging and strengthening connections between artistic and scientific disciplines. The new co-directors are committed to fostering conditions conducive to the development of innovative creations and advancing new knowledge, driven by socio-environmental concerns and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Sofian Audry and Alice Jarry aim to sustain active collaborations within the network while undertaking research-creation related to critical issues, taking into account both human and more-than-human perspectives: exploring new materialities, addressing ecological challenges, examining the performativity of living organisms and artificial agents.
SERVING RESEARCH AND CREATION
With the appointment of its new General Coordinator, the Network benefits from Nadia Seraiocco’s extensive experience in communications, journalism, and project management. Her arrival coincides with the creation of the position of Communications Manager, filled by Fanny Latreille-Beaumont.
The new team also draws on the experience of Karine Schutt-Kimpton, who will provide administrative support on the Concordia side.
The growth of the Network, now with almost 300 members, is a testament to the tangible impact Hexagram has on shaping emerging research. With this organizational reshuffle, Hexagram is expressing an ambitious vision and tapping into a wealth of diversified expertise.
In addition, Hexagram wishes to acknowledge the contribution of established team members: Technical Director Jason Pomrenski and his assistant Max Boutin, Executive Secretary Evelyn LeBlanc and DEMO Programming Coordinator Isabelle Boucher. Our warmest thanks go to departing coordinator Manuelle Freire.
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