Going Places was an audio immersive bus tour led by young adults impacted by a refugee experience who shared personal stories about “their” Montréal. We have written a chapter about the experience in our book, Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Place-Based Stories & Refugee Youth.
“Mapping Memories: Digital Media Workshop” was a ten week course that took place at Cote-des-Neiges Youth Center in Fall 2008. The course trained youth with refugee experience in video, peer interviews and digital imaging. The resulting short video, “Mapping Memories: Youth Media Workshops” documents the process. The course was a collaboration between Maison des jeunes Côte-des-neiges, the Canadian Council for Refugees, and “Mapping Memories.”
A collaborative photo/text/video exhibit created with gay refugee youth in Toronto to share lived experiences of forced migration and gay identify.
This oral history/community media art project is a collaborative project involving forty university-based researchers and community co-applicants as well as eighteen community partners who have come together to collect stories of five hundred Montreal residents displaced by mass violence. I coordinated the Refugee Youth working group.