The Dwelling Museum
September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 3, 2019
The Dwelling Museum exhibition houses a collection of objects and conversations that tell the story of “making a home” from the perspective of newcomers to Canada. In light of anti-immigrant sentiment creeping into mainstream conversations, the project makes visible another side of the argument – our memories, hopes and dreams. Participants in this community project sculpted their immigration stories into clay and glass. The display also includes objects reflecting the making practices of the participants – crochet, cardboard and architectural design.
The Dwelling Museum has two parts: the Dufferin and Simcoe County Section holds the stories of newcomers from Syria, South Korea and Jamaica. This part of the project was made possible with a grant from the Reed T. Cooper Bursary, Dufferin Arts Council. The Markham Section displays the stories of Grade 6 and 7 students from Randall Public School, who represent various parts of the world.
Sept 15: reception, 2pm.
The Dwelling Museum Design: Debbie Ebanks Schlums in collaboration with Zakaria Alsawa
Participants: Sabah Abdulkadir, Zakaria Alsawa, Kate Cha, Nisrin Elahmad, Islam Hariri, Helin Huseyin, Khaleel Huseyin Allosh, Rania Mallah