Architecture of Violence (Work in Progress)


To mark International Human Rights Day this December 10th, we're partnering with our friends at IRIS-Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society for a special evening of art and dialogue filmed at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Join us to witness, learn and dialogue on the road to building greater solidarity and inclusion in what is now known as Canada. The event features Indigenous, Black African and Disability rights speakers and a filmed performance called Dialogues on the Edge - The Initiation, which includes re-imagined excerpts from A Tender Path, by Doris Rajan and No Woman’s Land, by Roshanak Jaberi – directed by Soheil Parsa. ASL/LSQ interpretation, closed captioning and English-French simultaneous interpretation.


Program (English)

Program (French)

Company Repertoire, Current, In Development
About This Project

“Houses are murdered just as their inhabitants are killed and the memories of things are slaughtered, wood, stones, glass, iron, mortar – scattered like human limbs. And cotton silk, linen, notebooks, books – all torn apart like the unspoken words of people who did not have the time to say them.” -From ‘The House Murdered’ by Mahmoud Darwish


Architecture of Violence (working title) is a new work in progress based on Roshanak’s developing research about the intersection of performance, architecture and social justice.  The project is a three-year initiative and an interdisciplinary work.

Thanks to TO Live Explorations and The Canada Council for the Art for supporting this project.