Please note that lab access, in-person technical support and equipment checkout continues to be unavailable until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding, is still available for remote technical assistance. 

2020-2021 Race Critical Theories (UPDATED)
NOV 10 - Race and Affectability
OCT 30 - We Messed Up-01
Steamrolling Disks
Asian Video Culture
The Last Angel of History
Media and Migration
2020-20201 Race Critical Theories - Full
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Shannon Free Zone - Ireland
Graphic Landscape
Salemi Italy
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GEM Statement on Anti-Blackness and #BLM

There is an ambivalence, even heartbreak, in writing solidarity statements. Because they are so often used as “cover,” in the sense of business as usual or risk management, and because our banks, mobile phone providers, and the university itself has hijacked its language, branding affiliations. And yet to seek out and provide for solidarity and communion is essential. It is essential to our work as teachers and students, researchers and intellectuals, activists and organizers, pessimists and dreamers.


The Global Emergent Media Lab is committed to Black communities and anti-racist movements and to combatting ongoing colonial violence, police brutality, racial capitalism, and white supremacy. We believe in the work of scholars, activists, and organizers and in their demand to examine and to end white supremacy in its systemic, institutional, and everyday forms. We join communities all over the world in mourning and seeking justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, ...

GEM News
GEM Lab News!

Tuesday, November 10th @ 3pm (space still available) Seminar with Christine Goding-Doty (Africana Studies at Hobart and William Smith Col... . . .

"Race and Affectability" with Christine Goding-Doty Rescheduled to Nov . . .

GEM Lab News!

A new essay co-written by Dr. Marc Steinberg and Dr. Joshua Neves, "Pandemic Platforms: How Convenience Shapes the Inequality of Crisis,"... . . .

Dr. Marc Steinberg and Dr. Joshua Neves featured in new collection "Pa . . .

GEM Lab News!

Today's online event with Christine Goding-Doty, "Race and Affectability" is unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We ... . . .

Race and Affectability - CANCELLED

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Faubourg Building 630.15

Concordia University - SGW Campus

1250 Guy Street, Montreal, QC

Buzz the intercom at the Fine Arts Graduate Research Labs door to gain entry. (FB. 630)

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The GEM LAB is open for research affiliates, workshops, events and access to digital media equipment. For more information contact us.

Concordia Film Studies MA/PhD students can access lab assistance and resources through contacting the lab technician. 

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Media and Migration

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