drop-in Photovoice sessions in the square - Fridays July 7-August 11
The Photovoice exercise, realized in collaboration with users of the Square during the Cabot Square Aboriginal Fridays summer cultural programming of 2017, proposed to foreground stories of Montreal as an Indigenous place through a participatory media-making practice, as a means to reassert Indigenous presence and history within the city. We know the 375th narrative has left out many untold stories, and especially, Indigenous stories and experiences of the city. We invited people to share their stories about the square and the neighbourhood, by participating in our photovoice drop-in sessions every Friday afternoon, from July 7 to August 11, 2017.
Final exhibit in the Square - August 18, 2017
All the posters from the Photovoice sessions were exposed in the square, as a way to reclaim the place as an Indigenous one. Many people came to see the live music and other cultural activities, and they also visited the exhibit learned about the Indigenous stories and experiences of the square and the neighbourhood.
A traveling exhibit
It is important to recognize the impact that the choice of material had on the final outcome of the project: the use of textile-printed device to present the pictures and accompanying captions made it possible to have a totally transportable exhibit, that can be installed in a variety of environments, with rope and clothespins, using the infrastructure of the Square on August 18th (the Giovanni Caboto statue and the electric lamps), but any urban infrastructure can be used to install the exhibit in different places. If you are interested in hosting the exhibit, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org Printing was made possible thanks to Art of Where: https://artofwhere.com
Je Suis Île/I am Turtle Symposium - October 5-7, 2017