SA Talks: Archiving Love, Care & Survival
4040 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1E 2R6, Canada
In this workshop, participants will practice three means of care (food, love, and art), which have been vital to the survival of Tamil and other BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) communities in Scarborough. The goal is to have conversations on what community care and survival can look like for everyone in the room. Using storytelling, unearthing lesser known local histories of community solidarity, and participating in artful archiving using clothing, images, and other unusual items, this workshop will touch on loneliness, loss, and pain, and collectively emerge feeling soothed as a community.
*Please note that this is part of a workshop series and that participants
are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend ALL sessions.*
ABOUT THE FACILITATORVasuki Shanmuganathan is an arts informed archivist, researcher, and educator. She draws from her diverse lived experiences and work in arts, women’s health, refugee advocacy, and youth collectives. She is also the founder of the Tamil Archive Project (TAP) and Critical Mass Series (CMS), which combine knowledge translation, archives, and art into accessible community events. Her exhibit on “Archiving Displacement” imagined a people’s archive in Regent Park using its local thrift stores as sites of community memory.
This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts' SA Suite of Programs 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019
Scarborough Arts Member (Requires a valid SA Membership card/account)
Non-Scarborough Arts Member