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October 13, 10 am-12pm Black Histories of Toronto
Led by Camille Turner

Join artist Camille Turner on a walk focusing on the hidden black histories of Toronto's Grange Neighbourhood. The history of Black lives in Toronto is a complex one, full of surprises that will challenge preconceptions about our national identity and what we know about black communities and their contributions to the life of Toronto.

********Meet at the Hart House Reading Room at 10 am sharp. Bring your cell phone with camera, and come prepared to walk in the weather.******


About Camille Turner
Camille Turner is an explorer of race, space, home and belonging. Straddling media, social practice and performance art, her work has been presented throughout Canada and internationally. Wanted, a collaboration with Camal Pirbhai, was shown most recently at the Art Gallery of Ontario and uses the trope of fashion to transform 18th century newspaper posts by Canadian slave owners into contemporary fashion ads. Freedom Tours, created collaboratively with Cree-Metis artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle is a national commission for LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017 that consists of participatory, site-specific events that re-imagine and reanimate land and water from Black and Indigenous perspectives. The Afronautic Research Lab is a reading room in which participants encounter buried histories. The Landscape of Forgetting, a walk created collaboratively with Alana Bartol and sonic walks HUSH HARBOUR and The Resistance of Peggy Pompadour evoke sites of Black memory that reimagine the Canadian landscape. Miss Canadiana, one of her earliest projects, challenges perceptions of Canadianness and troubles the unspoken binary of “real Canadian” and “diverse other”. Camille is the founder of Outerregion, an Afrofuturist performance group. She has lectured at various institutions such as University of Toronto, Algoma University and Toronto School of Art and is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and York University’s Masters in Environmental Studies program where she is currently a PhD candidate.

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Are you new to Toronto and curious about your city? Location Field Trip is a series of walking tours to local neighbourhoods led by artists, historians, storytellers and activists that Explore explore new places and neighbourhoods and discover Toronto’s rich cultural heritage and deeply rooted diversities. Learn about dynamic local neighbourhoods, and the stories, both visible and hidden, that have shaped our city through waves of migration, food and fusion, art, music and literature. Over the course of these interactive walks, you will co-create a new story through photos and reflections on the stories of Tkaronto, and the synergies between place and identity. Join us for a great opportunity to get outside and explore the city while meeting new friends and deepen your knowledge of this place we call home today.


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