What a thrill to get to talk about making change, big and small!
Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed in conversation with Loree Lawrence, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Pamila Matharu.
This discussion was part of Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed’s ongoing engagement with The Pedagogical Impulse.
The Pedagogical Impulse is a research-creation project at the intersections between social practice, knowledge production, pedagogy, and “school.”
So thankful to Hannah, Helen, Loree, Pamila!
Thanks also to Stephanie Springgay, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education!
Great coverage of the Church Street Mural Project by Inside Toronto!
The CBC covered the launch of the Church Street Mural Project yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and thanks to the amazing artists for their murals!
Blockorama Flyer, Syrus Marcus Ware, 2010, Illustration and Design
This is the inside of a folder Blockorama flyer I designed in 2010. We were going through a struggle that year after being moved a bunch of times (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8wXYAWu-ho), amongst other issues and we felt a lot of pressure to pull out of the festival that year. In the end, we used the moment to force a discussion about the many groups who were marginalized within larger LGBTTI2QQ organizing and the need to rethink the entire festival, and in fact, about our year round activism in the city. I used the visual reference of Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico to reflect on the politics of participating and of intergenerational activism.
Also, it’s super gay!