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COUNTERMAP.LAND

Curry Building, 245 Portage Avenue

Workshop: Saturday, April 2, 1-5pm

With Building Equality in Architecture: Prairies

Countermap.land is a crowd-sourced project which allows participants to identify racist and colonial sites of trauma (monuments/objects/buildings/structures), areas (parks, streets, neighbourhoods, infrastructure, waterways, geographic zones), and events (memories, time-based processes) within the territory known as Canada that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC and Queer communities, both past and present. Participants can equally submit proposals for counter-monuments and safer spaces, as to advance narratives of repair and care. This platform will be an essential tool for architects, landscape architects, designers, planners and communities to create counter-power to hold colonial structures accountable, and it recasts space counter to established settler presumptions.

 

SfMB and BEAP are grateful for the support of a micro-grant distributed by the Artist Run Centre Association (ARCA) who are working with 221A and the Architecture Lobby Tkaronto to produce 15 regional engagement workshops which will be designed as counter-mapathons occurring from January and May 2022. We are excited at the opportunity to engage with you through this participatory and collaborative process.

The public is encouraged to contribute to the project online at countermap.land.