where research, creation, and exhibition meet diverse audiences
CaPSL Exhibition LabImmersive and adaptable multi-media exhibition space for curatorial research.
Itinerant Exhibition of the Chilean Museum of Memory and Human RightsConcept by Carmen Gloria Quintana, Gaston Ancelovici, and Sergio Gutierrez
Narcotraffic and the Art of ViolenceExhibition curated by Dr. Nuria Carton de Grammont
Curating Difficult Knowledge Graduate ExhibitWorks from Dr. Erica Lehrer's graduate seminar
Empowering the Female MachineStudio comprehensive and exhibit by Margaret Westby
Points of ViewDocumentary and Interactive Exhibition by Zohar Kfir
Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in DialogueResearch exhibit by Nadine Blumer, Anique Vered and Hourig Attarian
TUG Collective Workshop, Exhibition, and PerfomanceBy cultural anthropologist Dr. Gaelyn Aguilar, and interdisciplinary artist Gustavo Aguilar
Is this a joke / C’est une jokeExhibition by independent artist and researcher Caroline Künzle
Lucky Jews RetrospectiveRetrospective of the Dr. Erica Lehrer's exhibit at Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum, Kraków, Poland
A Global Pandemic?: Problematizing Universal Strategies Through Localized Experiences of HIV/AIDSExhibition by Dr. Jenny Doubt and Ian Bradly-Perrin
Standing on Their ShouldersBCRC's community heritage project to capture, highlight and preserve the Black English-speaking history of Montreal’s Little Burgundy district.
CounterMemories: The Challenge of Restorative Justice PracticesCurated by Jill Strauss, featuring the works of artists Mona Sharma and Khadija Baker
Established in 2016 at Concordia University in Montreal, the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL) is a hub where faculty, students, and community and museum partners translate academic scholarship into on-site and mobile exhibitions that respond to critical social issues.
CaPSL began its life in 2008 as the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV). CEREV’s community of scholars and exhibition projects remain a key “spoke” in our broader intellectual and creative community. As such, exhibiting difficult histories — legacies of colonialism, genocide, slavery, and human rights abuses — remains a central focus of research in the lab.