Thursday, 13 of December of 2018

(un)settler

Every Tuesday I make the trek into Mississauga to work with my colleagues at the Art Gallery of Mississauga www.artgalleryofmississauga.com/events.html as the city’s first Artist in Residence.  Basically, I dream up ways to stimulate rich conversations within the city. We’ve just launched a project called (un)settler. It consists of 20 community journals circulating around town to gather artistic responses to find out whether folks feel a sense of home and belonging. We’re interested in not just a “we are one” story but in articulating and exploring the “official” representation of Mississauga vs the reality on the ground. We want to uncover the underlying tensions such as: urban sprawl, box stores, decentralization, segregation, a growing influx of folks from all over the world and the oft unspoken phenomenon known as “white flight”. Nothing is off limits!

Follow the project on my blogs

http://communityjournal.tumblr.com

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/unsettler


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