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Myseum Intersections: 'How to Memory Archive' | workshop

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Arts Etobicoke & Cloverdale Mall Programming Room

4893a Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B2

250 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9B 3Y8

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Arts Etobicoke and art collective DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY invite participants to contribute living memories to a new “Memory Archive” for Etobicoke. The How to "Memory Archive": Revisiting and Remixing Etobicoke's Past include workshops that offer opportunities to experience the DEPARTMENT’s interactive Memory Archive of Public Works, learn the art of “memory collection” and remix historical materials.

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WORKSHOP 1: Unpacking the Memory Archive on Saturday March 9th, 11-1pm OR 2-4pm @ Arts Etobicoke.

Join DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY for a shift unpacking our Memory Archive. This unusual collection documents a range of overlooked efforts to make Toronto more inclusive and livable, with files on nursing, housing activism, community gardens and more. Over the course of two hours, participants will team up to unpack an archive file of their choice, piecing together the story using the objects within. If you like what we do, sign up for workshop 2 and 3 to learn the tools and techniques of Memory Collection and Memory Archiving.

*Please note that for the two workshops on March 9 contain the same activity, so if possible, please limit your registration to one workshop for that day.



WORKSHOP 2: Learn the art of Memory Collection on Saturday March 16th, 1-4pm @ Cloverdale Mall** (Five minute walk from Kipling subway station.)

Learn the art of Memory Collection Saturday March 16th, 1-4pm @ Cloverdale Mall** (Five minute walk from Kipling subway station.) In Workshop 2 you can join the DEPARTMENT for a shift of Memory Collection. We’ll get you dressed in uniform and go through our official Training Manual to get you up to speed in the fine art of Memory Collection. Then we’ll head out into the Cloverdale Mall where we’ll gather living memories from each other, and strangers we meet there! You will definitely learn something unusual and surprising about life in Islington Village.

*Please note the living memories we gather during this workshop will be the “raw material” we work with in the final workshop.)



WORKSHOP 3: Learn the art of Memory Archiving on Saturday March 23rd, 1-4pm @ Arts Etobicoke. In Workshop 3 you can get creative as we work with the “living memories” gathered from last week. This is a hands on, artistic workshop where you will learn ways to remix this research. Experiment with piecing together the “living memories” we’ve gathered with other artifacts, images and historical materials to tell new stories about Islington Village’s past and future. You will finish this workshop with an art piece that features these living memories. We hope that this small memory artifact inspires you to find and document more hidden stories in your community. What does Islington Village forget? Now it’s your job to find out!


How to "Memory Archive": Revisiting and Remixing Etobicoke's Past is part of Myseum Intersections: Revisionist Toronto, an annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through FREE collaborative exhibits, events, workshops, and tours. Check out the full program at http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/program/myseum-intersections/.

*There is also an opening reception and artist talk for the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY'S latest exhibit, Traces of Care March 7th.

Regsiter for the opening reception: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/myseum-intersections-how-to-memory-archive-opening-reception-tickets-55417077972


If you have any additional requirements or need additional assistance, please email Myseum at: info@myseumoftoronto.com and we will do our best to accomodate.

In case of any changes or cancellation we will do our best to provide ample notice.

Photography will be taken at this event.

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Arts Etobicoke & Cloverdale Mall Programming Room

4893a Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B2

250 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9B 3Y8

Canada

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