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“If you have to ask,” IICSI + IPLAI Conference, 10am

May 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:15 pm

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) and Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas (IPLAI) present:

“If you have to ask”: Cultural, Cognitive and Neural Underpinnings of Improvisatory Behaviour in the Arts and Beyond

Free and open to the public!

Day 3, Sunday, May 29, 10:00 – 14:15

10:00-10:45 Reflections on Collage Making by a Therapist: Hybrid Identity as an Endless Transitional Process, Jaswant Guzder, McGill University

10:45-11:30 Don Cosmic: The Madness of a Maestro, Frederick Hickling, University of the West Indies

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:30 The Moment-to-Moment ‘Therapist’: What Emerges from Following a Child with Autism?, Kevin Lee, McGill University

12:30-1:15 Dreaming as Improvisation, Elizaveta Solomonva, Université de Montreal

1:15-2:00 Improvisation and Rigidity: The Case of Schizophrenia, Lars Siersbæk Nilsson, University of Copenhagen

2:00 – 2:15 Closing Remarks, Laurence Kirmayer, McGill University


May 29, 2016
10:00 am - 2:15 pm


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4848 Boul St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R5 Canada
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